Our unique analysis of the bills Ferraro sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1984. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Ferraro is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Ferraro sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Labor and Employment (21%) International Affairs (14%) Health (14%) Transportation and Public Works (14%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Social Welfare (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Taxation (7%)
Some of Ferraro’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5568 (98th): Truck Safety Act of 1984
- H.Res. 450 (98th): A resolution to express the sense of the House of Representatives concerning ...
- H.R. 4769 (98th): A bill to amend section 3 of the Urban Mass Transportation Act ...
- H.J.Res. 416 (98th): A joint resolution to designate April 22, 1984, as “Queen Isabella I ...
- H.R. 3449 (98th): Reye’s Syndrome Act of 1983
- H.R. 2639 (98th): Rebuilding of America Act of 1982
- H.R. 2530 (98th): A bill to provide that the Secretary of Transportation may exempt segments ...
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From Jan 1979 to Oct 1984, Ferraro missed 402 of 2,994 roll call votes, which is 13.4%. This is much worse than the median of 7.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1984. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills