Atkinson was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 25th congressional district and was most recently a Republican (1981-1982) and previously a Democrat (1979-1980). He served from 1979 to 1982.
Atkinson is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1982 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 Atkinson sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1977 to Dec 21, 1982. See full analysis methodology.
Atkinson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Atkinson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Con.Res. 422 (97th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress that the Government ...
- H.J.Res. 522 (97th): A joint resolution designating June 27, 1982, through July 5, 1982, as ...
- H.R. 6583 (97th): A bill for the relief of Mohamed Tejpar and Nargis Tejpar.
- H.R. 6561 (97th): A bill to provide that the drug, PROven, may be used for ...
- H.R. 6299 (97th): Unfair Foreign Competition Act of 1982
- H.R. 6212 (97th): Steel Recovery Act of 1982
- H.R. 5276 (97th): Multimodal Transportation Improvement Act of 1981
From Jan 1979 to Dec 1982, Atkinson missed 152 of 2,088 roll call votes, which is 7.3%. This is on par with the median of 7.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1982. 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