Rep. Martha Griffiths

Former Representative from Michigan’s 17th District, Democrat

Griffiths, a Democrat, was the representative for Michigan's 17th congressional district from 1955 to 1974.



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Griffiths is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Griffiths sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Social Welfare (28%) Taxation (22%) Health (21%) Families (6%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (6%) Environmental Protection (6%) Government Operations and Politics (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1955 to Dec 1974, Griffiths missed 777 of 4,035 roll call votes, which is 19.3%. This is much worse than the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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