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Rep. Ronald “Bo” Ginn

Former Representative for Georgia’s 1st District

Ginn was the representative for Georgia’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1973 to 1982.

Enacted Legislation

Ginn was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:

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Does 7 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

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

Ginn sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (23%) Economics and Public Finance (20%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Private Legislation (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Energy (9%) Environmental Protection (6%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Ginn recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1973 to Dec 1982, Ginn missed 456 of 5,979 roll call votes, which is 7.6%. This is on par with the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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