Rep. Ed Whitfield

Representative from Kentucky’s 1st District, Republican

Whitfield, a Republican, has been the representative for Kentucky's 1st congressional district since Jan 4, 1995 (next election in 2016) (map).



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.

Committee Membership

Ed Whitfield sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Whitfield sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

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

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

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 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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: