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Rep. Douglas Walgren

Former Representative from Pennsylvania’s 18th District, Democrat

Walgren, a Democrat, was the representative for Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district from 1977 to 1990.


Our unique analysis of the bills Walgren 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 1990. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Walgren is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Walgren was the primary sponsor of 13 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Walgren sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (22%) Science, Technology, Communications (15%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (13%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Education (10%) Social Welfare (10%) Environmental Protection (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1977 to Oct 1990, Walgren missed 400 of 7,267 roll call votes, which is 5.5%. This is on par with the median of 4.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1990. 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: