Rep. Robert Drinan

Former Representative from Massachusetts’s 4th District, Democrat

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).


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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Drinan is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

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

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

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