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Rep. Charles Dougherty

Former Representative for Pennsylvania’s 4th District

Dougherty was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 4th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1979 to 1982.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Dougherty 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 Dougherty sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Dougherty 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 at least about half 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

Dougherty sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (40%) Education (27%) Armed Forces and National Security (20%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (13%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1979 to Dec 1982, Dougherty missed 409 of 2,088 roll call votes, which is 19.6%. This is much worse than 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: