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Rep. Donald “Don” Sherwood

Former Representative from Pennsylvania’s 10th District, Republican

Sherwood, a Republican, was the representative for Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district from 1999 to 2006.

Photo of Rep. Donald “Don” Sherwood [R-PA10, 1999-2006]


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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2006. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Sherwood is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Sherwood 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

Sherwood sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (22%) Transportation and Public Works (13%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Agriculture and Food (13%) Energy (13%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%) Environmental Protection (9%) Social Welfare (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1999 to Dec 2006, Sherwood missed 92 of 4,645 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is better than the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2006. 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: