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Joseph I. Lieberman (D)
Junior Senator from Connecticut

Elected: 1988 (3rd term)
Hometown: New Haven
Born: February 24, 1942; Stamford, Conn.
Religion: Jewish
Family: Wife, Hadassah Lieberman; four children
Education: Yale U., B.A. 1964; LL.B. 1967
Career: Lawyer
Political Highlights: Conn. Senate, 1971-81 (majority leader, 1975-81); Democratic nominee for U.S. House, 1980; Conn. attorney general, 1983-89; U.S. Senate, 1989-present; Democratic nominee for vice president, 2000
Committees: Armed Services ( Airland Forces - ranking member; Emerging Threats & Capabilities; Seapower); Environment & Public Works ( Clean Air, Wetlands, Private Property & Nuclear Safety - ranking member; Transportation & Infrastructure); Governmental Affairs - ranking member; Small Business
Address: 706 Hart Senate Office Building, Constitution Ave. and Second St., N.E., Washington, DC, 20510-0703
Phone: (202) 224-4041
Fax: (202) 224-9750
E-mail: senator_lieberman@lieberman.senate.gov
Web site: lieberman.senate.gov

Source: Congressional Quarterly (Updated: September 18, 2000). To suggest updates and corrections: politics.feedback@cq.com


Record and Rankings
RECORD AND RANKINGS

CQ Voting Studies are an annual analysis of a member's support or opposition to a given position. Interest Group Ratings are based on rankings from groups chosen to represent liberal, conservative, business and labor viewpoints.Voting Participation scores are based on the number of times a member voted "yea" or "nay" on roll call votes (not including quorum calls in the House).

CQ Vote Studies
Year Presidential
Support
Party
Unity
  S* O* S O
1998 83% 17% 80% 20%
1997 90 6 76 23
1996 90 10 75 24
1995 81 18 71 28
1994 85 11 75 24
1993 94 4 83 17
1992 37 63 77 23
1991 49 46 80 19
1990 37 62 86 13
S=Support; O=Oppose

Voting Participation
Year %
1998 100
1997 99
1996 99
1995 99
1994 97
1993 99
1992 100
1991 98
1990 99
Interest Groups
Year ADA AFL-CIO CCUS ACU
1998 80% n/a 56% 16 %
1997 75 29 60 20
1996 75 86 54 35
1995 95 100 33 10
1994 65 71 30 8
1993 65 82 45 20
1992 70 83 50 22
1991 65 83 30 25
1990 83 78 17 22

Note on Interest Groups: ADA=Americans for Democratic Action; AFL-CIO=American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations; CCUS=Chamber of Commerce of the United States; ACU=American Conservative Union

Source: Congressional Quarterly (Updated April 1999) AT A GLANCE
AT A GLANCE

State Legislature | Urban Statistics | Registered Voters | U.S. Congress | Term Limits | Elections | Population | Miscellaneous

State Legislature
Bicameral General Assembly:
Meets January-June
House of Representatives: 151 members, 2-year terms
1999 breakdown: 55R, 96D; 106 men, 45 women
Salary: $26,288
Phone: (860) 240-0400
Senate: 36 members, 2-year terms
1999 breakdown: 17R, 19D; 27 men, 9 women
Salary: $27,288
Phone: (860) 240-0500

Urban Statistics
Bridgeport: Mayor Joseph Ganim (D), Population 137,990
Hartford: Mayor Mike Peters (D), Population 133,086
New Haven: Mayor John DeStefano (D), Population 124,665
Waterbury: Mayor Philip A. Giordano (R), Population 106,412
Stamford: Mayor Dannel Malloy (D), Population 110,056

Registered Voters
Unaffiliated: 40%
Democrat: 36%
Republican: 24%

U.S. Congress
Senate: 2 D
House: 4 D, 2 R

Term Limits
For state offices: No

Elections
1996 Presidential Vote:
Bill Clinton 53%, Bob Dole 35%, Ross Perot 10%
1992 Presidential Vote:
Bill Clinton 42%, George Bush 36%, Ross Perot 22%
1988 Presidential Vote:
George Bush 52%, Michael S. Dukakis 47%

Population
1998 population (est.): 3,274,238
1990 population: 3,287,116
1980 population: 3,107,576
Percent change 1980-90: +6%
Rank among states (1998): 29
White: 88%
Black: 9%
Asian or Pacific islander: 2%
Hispanic origin: 8%
Urban: 82%
Rural: 18%
Born in state: 57%
Foreign-born: 4%
Under age 18: 792,161 (24%)
Ages 18-64: 2,008,097 (61%)
65 and older: 469,600 (14%)
Median age: 36.6

Miscellaneous
Web: www.state.ct.us
Capital: Hartford
Median household income: $43,535 (1997)
   Rank among states: 4
Total area: 5,544 sq. miles
   Rank among states: 48

Source: Congressional Quarterly (Updated April 1999)


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