Downs was the representative for Connecticut’s 4th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1941 to 1942.
From Jan 1941 to Nov 1942, Downs missed 6 of 151 roll call votes, which is 4.0%. This is better than the median of 6.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1942. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000