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Rep. Gerry Studds

Former Representative from Massachusetts’s 10th District, Democrat

Studds, a Democrat, was the representative for Massachusetts's 10th congressional district from 1983 to 1996.

He was previously the representative for Massachusetts's 12th congressional district (1973-1982).

Photo of Rep. Gerry Studds [D-MA10, 1983-1996]


Our unique analysis of the bills Studds sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Studds is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Studds was the primary sponsor of 35 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Studds sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Environmental Protection (26%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) International Affairs (8%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1973 to Sep 1996, Studds missed 368 of 13,012 roll call votes, which is 2.8%. This is on par with the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. 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: