Eshleman was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 16th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1967 to 1976.
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 liberal–conservative 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.
Eshleman sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (23%) Labor and Employment (19%) Agriculture and Food (12%) Social Welfare (12%) Energy (12%) Private Legislation (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Transportation and Public Works (8%)
Some of Eshleman’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 14611 (94th): A bill for the relief of the O’Brien Dieselectric Corporation.
- H.R. 13775 (94th): Consumer Communications Reform Act
- H.R. 12923 (94th): A bill to amend chapter 44 (relating to firearms) of title 18 ...
- H.R. 12309 (94th): A bill to amend title 39, United States Code, to require the ...
- H.J.Res. 485 (94th): Joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States ...
- H.R. 6907 (94th): Foreign Investment Control Act
- H.R. 6509 (94th): A bill for the relief of Sidney D. Lindenberg.
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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills