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Rep. Edward Biester Jr.

Former Representative for Pennsylvania’s 8th District

Biester was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 8th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1967 to 1976.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Biester is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1976 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 Biester sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Biester sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Labor and Employment (22%) Government Operations and Politics (22%) Armed Forces and National Security (18%) Social Welfare (14%) International Affairs (14%) Education (5%) Taxation (4%) Private Legislation (3%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1967 to Oct 1976, Biester missed 224 of 3,921 roll call votes, which is 5.7%. This is better than the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1976. 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: