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Rep. Charles Whalen Jr.

Former Representative for Ohio’s 3rd District

Whalen, a Republican, was the representative for Ohio's 3rd congressional district from 1967 to 1978.

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Whalen is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978 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 Whalen sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Whalen was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was 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 about one third or more 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

Whalen sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Social Welfare (25%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Taxation (15%) International Affairs (12%) Labor and Employment (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Health (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1967 to Oct 1978, Whalen missed 511 of 5,461 roll call votes, which is 9.4%. This is on par with the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. 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: