Rep. Gary Franks

Former Representative from Connecticut’s 5th District, Republican

Franks, a Republican, was the representative for Connecticut's 5th congressional district from 1991 to 1996.



Our unique analysis of the bills Franks sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Franks is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Franks sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (19%) Taxation (18%) Crime and Law Enforcement (14%) Health (11%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (11%) Law (8%) Education (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Franks’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1991 to Sep 1996, Franks missed 39 of 3,394 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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