Yatron was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 6th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1969 to 1992.
Yatron is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Yatron sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 9, 1992. See full analysis methodology.
Yatron was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2092 (102nd): Torture Victim Protection Act of 1991
- H.J.Res. 885 (95th): A resolution extending the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment.
- H.R. 11583 (95th): Veterans and Survivors Pension Improvement Act
- H.R. 1377 (93rd): For the relief of Michael Joseph Wendt.
- H.R. 5098 (93rd): A bill to amend the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 to extend the authorizations for a 1-year-period.
Does 5 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
Yatron sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Yatron’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Con.Res. 357 (102nd): Expressing the sense of the Congress with respect to violations of internationally ...
- H.Res. 461 (102nd): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives concerning the Chinese government’s ...
- H.R. 4162 (102nd): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow the one-time ...
- H.Con.Res. 272 (102nd): Expressing the sense of the Congress that all parties to the Convention ...
- H.Con.Res. 266 (102nd): Expressing the sense of the Congress with respect to United States participation ...
- H.R. 3792 (102nd): D-Day 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act
- H.Con.Res. 177 (102nd): Calling for a United States policy of strengthening and maintaining indefinitely the ...
From Jan 1969 to Oct 1992, Yatron missed 854 of 11,642 roll call votes, which is 7.3%. This is worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. 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
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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