Erdahl was the representative for Minnesota’s 1st congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1979 to 1982.
Erdahl 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 ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Erdahl sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1977 to Dec 21, 1982. See full analysis methodology.
Erdahl sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Labor and Employment (29%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Taxation (15%) Emergency Management (12%) Private Legislation (9%) Education (9%) Social Welfare (6%) Economics and Public Finance (6%)
Some of Erdahl’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6820 (97th): Handicapped Individuals Services and Training Act
- H.R. 6127 (97th): A bill for the relief of Arnold B. Zoesch.
- H.R. 5440 (97th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to increase ...
- H.R. 5146 (97th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 with respect ...
- H.R. 4664 (97th): A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for ...
- H.R. 4533 (97th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to allow ...
- H.Con.Res. 171 (97th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress with respect to the ...
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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills