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Rep. Edwin Eshleman

Former Representative for Pennsylvania’s 16th District

Eshleman was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 16th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1967 to 1976.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Eshleman 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 ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Eshleman sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 1, 1976. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Eshleman sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (23%) Labor and Employment (19%) Energy (12%) Agriculture and Food (12%) Social Welfare (12%) Commerce (8%) Private Legislation (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1967 to Oct 1976, Eshleman missed 906 of 3,921 roll call votes, which is 23.1%. This is much worse than the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1976. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: