Vigorito was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 24th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1965 to 1976.
Vigorito is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1976 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 Vigorito sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Oct 1, 1976. See full analysis methodology.
Vigorito was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 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).
Vigorito sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Agriculture and Food (23%) Environmental Protection (21%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Taxation (11%) Social Welfare (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%)
Some of Vigorito’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 15289 (94th): African Elephant Protection Act
- H.R. 14566 (94th): Freestone Peach Research and Education Act
- H.R. 14407 (94th): African Elephant Protection Act
- H.R. 13248 (94th): A bill to provide that certain law enforcement officers who, by reason ...
- H.R. 12775 (94th): A bill to authorize the design and development of a swimming beach ...
- H.R. 12327 (94th): A bill prohibiting use of Health, Education, and Welfare funds for abortion.
- H.R. 12036 (94th): United States Grain Standards Act Amendments
From Jan 1965 to Oct 1976, Vigorito missed 320 of 4,315 roll call votes, which is 7.4%. This is on par with the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1976. 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