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Rep. Dennis Eckart

Former Representative for Ohio’s 11th District

Eckart was the representative for Ohio’s 11th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1983 to 1992.

He was previously the representative for Ohio’s 22nd congressional district as a Democrat from 1981 to 1982.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Eckart is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 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 Eckart sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Eckart 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

Eckart sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Environmental Protection (36%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Transportation and Public Works (12%) Energy (12%) Labor and Employment (9%) Health (6%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1981 to Oct 1992, Eckart missed 120 of 5,383 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. This is better than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. 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: