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Rep. Robert “Rob” Simmons

Former Representative from Connecticut’s 2nd District, Republican

Simmons, a Republican, was the representative for Connecticut's 2nd congressional district from 2001 to 2006.

Photo of Rep. Robert “Rob” Simmons [R-CT2, 2001-2006]

Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Simmons 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 2006. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Simmons is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Simmons was the primary sponsor of 3 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

Simmons sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (19%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (12%) Agriculture and Food (12%) Science, Technology, Communications (10%) Law (9%) Health (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 2001 to Dec 2006, Simmons missed 102 of 3,431 roll call votes, which is 3.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2006. 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: