Rep. Ed Whitfield

Former Representative from Kentucky’s 1st District, Republican

Whitfield, a Republican, was the representative for Kentucky's 1st congressional district from 1995 to 2016.



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

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

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Whitfield for more statistics.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Whitfield sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (39%) Energy (16%) Environmental Protection (16%) Labor and Employment (8%) Taxation (5%) Economics and Public Finance (5%) Government Operations and Politics (5%) Transportation and Public Works (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Whitfield’s Vote Vote Description
No H.R. 2406: SHARE Act
Feb 26, 2016. Passed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2647: Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015
Jul 9, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1995 to Jul 2016, Whitfield missed 534 of 14,694 roll call votes, which is 3.6%. This is worse than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jul 2016. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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