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Rep. Frank Clark

Former Representative for Pennsylvania’s 25th District

Clark, a Democrat, was the representative for Pennsylvania's 25th congressional district from 1955 to 1974.

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Clark is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974 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 Clark sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Clark was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Clark sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (17%) Transportation and Public Works (17%) Labor and Employment (14%) Taxation (14%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Education (10%) Health (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1955 to Dec 1974, Clark missed 620 of 4,035 roll call votes, which is 15.4%. This is worse than the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. 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: