Clark, a Democrat, was the representative for Pennsylvania's 25th congressional district from 1955 to 1974.
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.
Clark was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 8586 (93rd): A bill to authorize the foreign sale of the passenger vessel S.S. Independence.
- H.R. 14396 (93rd): A bill to amend chapter 81 of subpart G of title 5, United States Code, relating to compensation for work injuries, and for purposes.
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).
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%)
Some of Clark’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 17669 (93rd): A bill to require that all insurance on subsidized vessels be placed ...
- H.Con.Res. 683 (93rd): Concurrent resolution authorizing the printing of proceedings unveiling the portrait Hon. Leonor ...
- H.R. 17260 (93rd): A bill to prohibit the shipment in interstate commerce of dogs intended ...
- H.Res. 1376 (93rd): Resolution authorizing the printing of proceedings unveiling of the portrait of the ...
- H.R. 16732 (93rd): A bill to amend the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act ...
- H.R. 16733 (93rd): A bill to amend title 18 of the United States Code to ...
- H.R. 16593 (93rd): A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, so as to ...
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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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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills