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Rep. Frederick Rooney

Former Representative for Pennsylvania’s 15th District

Rooney, a Democrat, was the representative for Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district from 1963 to 1978.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Rooney is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978 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 Rooney sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Rooney was the primary sponsor of 7 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

Rooney sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Transportation and Public Works (34%) Government Operations and Politics (22%) Sports and Recreation (11%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) Labor and Employment (7%) Environmental Protection (7%) Commerce (7%) Taxation (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Aug 1963 to Oct 1978, Rooney missed 408 of 6,034 roll call votes, which is 6.8%. This is better than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. 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: