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Rep. Norman Sisisky

Former Representative for Virginia’s 4th District

Sisisky was the representative for Virginia’s 4th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1983 to 2001.

Photo of Rep. Norman Sisisky [D-VA4, 1983-2001]

Enacted Legislation

Sisisky was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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Does 4 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).

Bills Sponsored

Sisisky recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1983 to Mar 2001, Sisisky missed 349 of 9,509 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. This is on par with the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 2001. 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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Primary Sources

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