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Rep. George Gekas

Former Representative for Pennsylvania’s 17th District

Gekas was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 17th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1983 to 2002.

Photo of Rep. George Gekas [R-PA17, 1983-2002]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Gekas is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2002 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 Gekas sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 7, 1997 to Nov 19, 2002. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Gekas was the primary sponsor of 14 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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 at least about half 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

Gekas sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (22%) Law (16%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Labor and Employment (12%) Health (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1983 to Nov 2002, Gekas missed 229 of 10,430 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. This is on par with the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 2002. 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: