Rep. John Dent

Former Representative from Pennsylvania’s 21st District, Democrat

Dent, a Democrat, was the representative for Pennsylvania's 21st congressional district from 1957 to 1978.


Our unique analysis of the bills Dent 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 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Dent is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Dent sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Labor and Employment (29%) Government Operations and Politics (26%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (15%) Education (8%) International Affairs (7%) Taxation (6%) Law (5%) Armed Forces and National Security (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Feb 1958 to Oct 1978, Dent missed 1,875 of 6,595 roll call votes, which is 28.4%. This is much worse 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

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