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Rep. Joseph Gaydos

Former Representative for Pennsylvania’s 20th District

Gaydos was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 20th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1967 to 1992.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Gaydos is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Gaydos sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

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

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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

Gaydos sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Labor and Employment (20%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Taxation (14%) Environmental Protection (14%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1969 to Oct 1992, Gaydos missed 919 of 11,642 roll call votes, which is 7.9%. This is worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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