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Sen. Robert Griffin

Former Senator from Michigan, Republican

Griffin, a Republican, was a senator from Michigan from 1966 to 1978.

He was previously the representative for Michigan's 9th congressional district (1957-1966).

Photo of Sen. Robert Griffin [R-MI, 1966-1978]


Our unique analysis of the bills Griffin sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Griffin is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Griffin was the primary sponsor of 6 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

Griffin sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (23%) Private Legislation (21%) Labor and Employment (14%) Taxation (11%) Law (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Transportation and Public Works (7%) Energy (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From May 1966 to Oct 1978, Griffin missed 1,124 of 6,021 roll call votes, which is 18.7%. This is much worse than the median of 12.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1978. 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: