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Rep. Geraldine Ferraro

Former Representative for New York’s 9th District

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

Photo of Rep. Geraldine Ferraro [D-NY9, 1979-1984]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Ferraro is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1984 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Ferraro sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Ferraro was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Ferraro sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Labor and Employment (21%) Transportation and Public Works (14%) International Affairs (14%) Health (14%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Social Welfare (9%) Housing and Community Development (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: