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Rep. Donald Bailey

Former Representative for Pennsylvania’s 21st District

Bailey was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 21st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1979 to 1982.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Bailey 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 Bailey sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Bailey sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (36%) Armed Forces and National Security (18%) Labor and Employment (15%) Private Legislation (8%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (8%) Economics and Public Finance (5%) Government Operations and Politics (5%) Social Welfare (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1979 to Dec 1982, Bailey missed 31 of 2,088 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is better 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: