Harrison was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 11th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1983 to 1984.
Harrison is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1984 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 Harrison sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 15, 1979 to Oct 11, 1984. See full analysis methodology.
Some of Harrison’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Con.Res. 338 (98th): A concurrent resolution to express the sense of the Congress concerning recent ...
- H.R. 5005 (98th): A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to ...
- H.J.Res. 495 (98th): A joint resolution designating the year 1984 as the “Year of the ...
- H.R. 3949 (98th): A bill to recognize the organization known as “Veterans of the Vietnam ...
From Jan 1983 to Oct 1984, Harrison missed 164 of 906 roll call votes, which is 18.1%. This is much worse than the median of 7.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1984. 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