Rep. John Larson

Representative from Connecticut’s 1st District, Democrat

Larson, a Democrat, has been the representative for Connecticut's 1st congressional district since Jan 6, 1999 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Analysis

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

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

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Larson for more statistics.

Committee Membership

John Larson sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Larson sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (33%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Labor and Employment (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Families (10%) International Affairs (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) Arts, Culture, Religion (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Larson’s Vote Vote Description
No H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 880: American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2015
May 20, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2353: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015
May 19, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 1735: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
May 15, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 1731: National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015
Apr 23, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1999 to Dec 2016, Larson missed 600 of 12,297 roll call votes, which is 4.9%. This is much worse than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 164 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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