Connolly is the representative for Virginia’s 11th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 6, 2009. Connolly is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Connolly.
Connolly is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Connolly has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jun 21, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Gerald Connolly sits on the following committees:
Connolly was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 7448 (116th): Telework for U.S. Innovation Act
- H.R. 3243 (115th): FITARA Enhancement Act of 2017
- H.R. 1531 (114th): Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
- H.R. 2827 (114th): Competitive Service Act of 2015
- H.R. 3096 (113th): To designate the building occupied by the Federal Bureau of Investigation located at 801 Follin Lane, Vienna, Virginia, as the “Michael D. Resnick Terrorist Screening Center”.
Does 5 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Connolly sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Connolly’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3382: To provide high-skilled visas for nationals of the Republic of Korea, and for ...
- H.R. 3338: To amend the Inspector General Act of 1978 to modify requirements with respect ...
- H.R. 2968: Military and Veteran Caregiver Student Loan Relief Act of 2021
- H.Res. 360: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that public servants should be ...
- H.R. 2681: Integrity Committee Transparency Act of 2021
- H.R. 2646: Taiwan International Solidarity Act
- H.R. 2617: Performance Enhancement Reform Act
From Jan 2009 to Jun 2021, Connolly missed 69 of 8,128 roll call votes, which is 0.8%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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