Rep. John Peterson

Former Representative from Pennsylvania’s 5th District, Republican

Peterson, a Republican, was the representative for Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district from 1997 to 2008.



Our unique analysis of the bills Peterson 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 2008. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Peterson is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Peterson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Economics and Public Finance (21%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Law (13%) Commerce (13%) Energy (13%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%) Agriculture and Food (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Dec 2008, Peterson missed 789 of 7,708 roll call votes, which is 10.2%. This is much worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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