Larson is the representative for Connecticut’s 1st congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 6, 1999. Larson is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021.
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Read our 2019 Report Card for Larson.
Larson 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 Larson has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Oct 20, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
John Larson sits on the following committees:
Larson was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2293: Protecting Access to Wheelchairs Act
- H.R. 1892: Further Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018; Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018; SUSTAIN Care Act of 2018; Honoring Hometown Heroes Act
- H.R. 863 (115th): To facilitate the addition of park administration at the Coltsville National Historical Park, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 2746 (108th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 141 Weston Street in Hartford, Connecticut, as the “Barbara B. Kennelly Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 4794 (106th): Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Heritage Act of 2000
- H.R. 2303 (106th): History of the House Awareness and Preservation Act
Does 6 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).
Larson sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Larson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8607: To protect and promote the ability of members of the Armed Forces and ...
- H.R. 8562: To require the Director of the Defense Logistics Agency to establish a system ...
- H.J.Res. 94: Providing for congressional disapproval of the rule submitted by the Internal Revenue Service, ...
- H.R. 8171: Save our Social Security Now Act
- H.Con.Res. 111: To establish defiance of a congressional subpoena for testimony or documents by the ...
- H.R. 8014: Victory Bonds Act of 2020
- H.R. 7499: Social Security COVID Correction and Equity Act
From Jan 1999 to Oct 2020, Larson missed 675 of 14,440 roll call votes, which is 4.7%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% 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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