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Rep. Robert Drinan

Former Representative for Massachusetts’s 4th District

Drinan, a Democrat, was the representative for Massachusetts's 4th congressional district from 1973 to 1980.

He was previously the representative for Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district (1971-1972).

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Drinan is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Drinan sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

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

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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 about one third or more 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

Issue Areas

Drinan sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (30%) Crime and Law Enforcement (14%) Energy (14%) International Affairs (10%) Environmental Protection (9%) Taxation (8%) Commerce (8%) Health (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1971 to Dec 1980, Drinan missed 163 of 5,816 roll call votes, which is 2.8%. This is better than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: