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Rep. John Saylor

Former Representative for Pennsylvania’s 12th District

Saylor was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 12th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1973 to 1974.

He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 22nd congressional district as a Republican from 1953 to 1972; and the representative for Pennsylvania’s 26th congressional district as a Republican from 1949 to 1952.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Saylor is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974 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 Saylor sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Saylor was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Saylor sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (32%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Environmental Protection (13%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Water Resources Development (10%) Native Americans (8%) Health (6%) Energy (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Sep 1949 to Oct 1973, Saylor missed 340 of 3,862 roll call votes, which is 8.8%. This is on par with the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1973. 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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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: