Griffith was the representative for Alabama’s 5th congressional district and was most recently a Republican (2009-2010) and previously a Democrat (2009-2009). He served from 2009 to 2010.
Griffith is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010 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 Griffith sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 21, 2010. See full analysis methodology.
Griffith sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
Griffith recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 6438 (111th): To provide for the adjustment of status for certain long-term conditional residents.
- H.Res. 1313 (111th): Expressing support for designation of May as “Child Advocacy Center Month” and …
- H.R. 5005 (111th): To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
- H.Res. 1188 (111th): Ensuring an up or down vote on certain health care legislation.
- H.R. 3743 (111th): Small Business Disaster Readiness and Reform Act of 2009
- H.R. 3558 (111th): Small Business Fair Competition Act
- H.Res. 642 (111th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to legislation …
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2009 to Dec 2010, Griffith missed 150 of 1,655 roll call votes, which is 9.1%. This is much worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. 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
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congresspedia for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills