Rep. Geraldine Ferraro

Former Representative from New York’s 9th District, Democrat

Ferraro, a Democrat, was the representative for New York's 9th congressional district from 1979 to 1984.

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Analysis

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)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

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%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

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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Primary Sources

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