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Rep. Robert Steele

Former Representative for Connecticut’s 2nd District

Steele was the representative for Connecticut’s 2nd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1969 to 1974.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Steele is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974 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 Steele sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Steele 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

Steele sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Emergency Management (30%) Education (16%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) International Affairs (9%) Health (8%) Housing and Community Development (7%) Families (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Nov 1970 to Dec 1974, Steele missed 299 of 1,798 roll call votes, which is 16.6%. This is much worse than the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. 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: