Rep. Charles Dent

Representative from Pennsylvania’s 15th District, Republican

Dent, a Republican, has been the representative for Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district since Jan 4, 2005 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Dent has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Dent is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Dent for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Charles Dent sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Dent sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (27%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (24%) Immigration (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Energy (6%) Taxation (6%) Education (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Dent’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 692: Default Prevention Act
Oct 21, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 3495: Women’s Public Health and Safety Act
Sep 29, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 1806: America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015
May 20, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 43: Disapproving the action of the District of Columbia Council in approving the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act of ...
Apr 30, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2005 to Sep 2016, Dent missed 26 of 8,832 roll call votes, which is 0.3%. This is better than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 16 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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