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Rep. Sam Gejdenson

Former Representative from Connecticut’s 2nd District, Democrat

Gejdenson, a Democrat, was the representative for Connecticut's 2nd congressional district from 1981 to 2000.

Photo of Rep. Sam Gejdenson [D-CT2, 1981-2000]


Our unique analysis of the bills Gejdenson 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 2000. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Gejdenson is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Gejdenson was the primary sponsor of 14 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Gejdenson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (20%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Law (13%) International Affairs (13%) Labor and Employment (11%) Commerce (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1981 to Dec 2000, Gejdenson missed 257 of 10,246 roll call votes, which is 2.5%. This is on par with the median of 3.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2000. 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: