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Rep. Allen Ertel

Former Representative for Pennsylvania’s 17th District

Ertel, a Democrat, was the representative for Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district from 1977 to 1982.

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Ertel is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 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 Ertel sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Ertel was the primary sponsor of 2 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

Ertel sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (24%) International Affairs (19%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Energy (12%) Emergency Management (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (10%) Taxation (10%) Law (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1977 to Dec 1982, Ertel missed 365 of 3,626 roll call votes, which is 10.1%. 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.

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Primary Sources

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