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Rep. Arlen Erdahl

Former Representative from Minnesota’s 1st District, Republican

Erdahl, a Republican, was the representative for Minnesota's 1st congressional district from 1979 to 1982.


Our unique analysis of the bills Erdahl 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). Erdahl is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Erdahl sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Labor and Employment (29%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Taxation (15%) Emergency Management (12%) Education (9%) Private Legislation (9%) Economics and Public Finance (6%) Social Welfare (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1979 to Dec 1982, Erdahl missed 139 of 2,088 roll call votes, which is 6.7%. 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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: