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.
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 Jan 21, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
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Connolly was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- 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 4 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. 391: To authorize a comprehensive, strategic approach for United States foreign assistance to developing ...
- H.R. 393: To provide for the more accurate computation of retirement benefits for certain firefighters ...
- H.R. 392: To increase the rates of pay under the statutory pay systems and for ...
- H.R. 326: To nullify the Executive Order 13957 entitled “Executive Order on Creating Schedule F ...
- H.R. 302: To impose limits on excepting competitive service positions from the competitive service, and ...
- H.R. 304: To amend title 5, United States Code, to achieve parity between the cost ...
- H.R. 21: FedRAMP Authorization Act
From Jan 2009 to Jan 2021, Connolly missed 67 of 7,972 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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