Rep. Joseph Kolter

Former Representative from Pennsylvania’s 4th District, Democrat

Kolter, a Democrat, was the representative for Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district from 1983 to 1992.


Our unique analysis of the bills Kolter 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 1992. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Kolter is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Kolter sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (17%) Labor and Employment (17%) Health (14%) Taxation (14%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Transportation and Public Works (12%) Housing and Community Development (7%) Environmental Protection (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1983 to Oct 1992, Kolter missed 521 of 4,571 roll call votes, which is 11.4%. This is much 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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