Giaimo, a Democrat, was the representative for Connecticut's 3rd congressional district from 1959 to 1980.
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.
Giaimo was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
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).
Giaimo sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Giaimo’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Con.Res. 448 (96th): A concurrent resolution revising the Congressional budget for the United States Government ...
- H.J.Res. 629 (96th): A joint resolution to grant posthumously full rights of citizenship to Douglas ...
- H.R. 7765 (96th): Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1980
- H.R. 7158 (96th): A bill to rescind certain budget authority contained in the message of ...
- H.Con.Res. 307 (96th): A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States ...
- H.Res. 609 (96th): A resolution approving the printing of additional copies of the Report accompanying ...
- H.R. 6477 (96th): A bill to rescind certain budget authority contained in the message of ...
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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- @unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills