Sen. Henry Heinz III

Former Senator from Pennsylvania, Republican

Heinz, a Republican, was a senator from Pennsylvania from 1977 to 1991.

He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district (1971-1976).



Our unique analysis of the bills Heinz sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1992. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Heinz is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Heinz was the primary sponsor of 26 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Heinz sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (41%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Social Welfare (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Health (9%) Labor and Employment (8%) Environmental Protection (6%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1977 to Mar 1991, Heinz missed 416 of 6,056 roll call votes, which is 6.9%. This is worse than the median of 4.7% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1991. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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