Rep. Elmer “Bud” Shuster

Former Representative from Pennsylvania’s 9th District, Republican

Shuster, a Republican, was the representative for Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district from 1973 to 2001.



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2000. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Shuster is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Shuster sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Transportation and Public Works (19%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Law (12%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Science, Technology, Communications (10%) Commerce (10%) Labor and Employment (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1973 to Jan 2001, Shuster missed 701 of 15,421 roll call votes, which is 4.5%. This is worse than the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2001. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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