Ammerman was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 23rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1977 to 1978.
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.
Ammerman sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Ammerman’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 14392 (95th): National Agricultural Bargaining Act
- H.R. 14270 (95th): National Agricultural Bargaining Act
- H.R. 14212 (95th): National Agricultural Bargaining Act
- H.R. 13869 (95th): National Agricultural Bargaining Act
- H.R. 11795 (95th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to provide ...
- H.R. 5613 (95th): A bill to eliminate automatic cost-of-living adjustments of salaries of Members of ...
- H.R. 4251 (95th): A bill to eliminate automatic cost-of-living adjustments of salaries of Members of ...
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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills