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Rep. Robert Giaimo

Former Representative for Connecticut’s 3rd District

Giaimo was the representative for Connecticut’s 3rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1959 to 1980.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Giaimo 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 Giaimo sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Giaimo was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was 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 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

Issue Areas

Giaimo sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Economics and Public Finance (55%) International Affairs (11%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Private Legislation (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1959 to Dec 1980, Giaimo missed 1,389 of 7,782 roll call votes, which is 17.8%. This is much worse 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: