Rep. Joe Sestak

Former Representative from Pennsylvania’s 7th District, Democrat

Sestak, a Democrat, was the representative for Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district from 2007 to 2010.



Our unique analysis of the bills Sestak sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Sestak is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Sestak sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (27%) Taxation (13%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (10%) Education (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Commerce (9%) Health (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 2007 to Dec 2010, Sestak missed 195 of 3,531 roll call votes, which is 5.5%. This is much worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. ProPublica has tracked 3 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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