Rep. Allen Ertel

Former Representative from Pennsylvania’s 17th District, Democrat

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


Our unique analysis of the bills Ertel 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 1982. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Ertel is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

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

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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