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Rep. Joseph Ammerman

Former Representative for Pennsylvania’s 23rd District

Ammerman was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 23rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1977 to 1978.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Ammerman is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978 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 Ammerman sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 15, 1978. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Ammerman sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Agriculture and Food (67%) Law (33%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1977 to Oct 1978, Ammerman missed 248 of 1,540 roll call votes, which is 16.1%. 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.

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

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