Rep. Peter Kostmayer

Former Representative from Pennsylvania’s 8th District, Democrat

Kostmayer, a Democrat, was the representative for Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district from 1983 to 1992.

He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district (1977-1980).


Our unique analysis of the bills Kostmayer 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). Kostmayer is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Kostmayer sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Environmental Protection (32%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (25%) International Affairs (10%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) Health (6%) Education (5%) Taxation (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1977 to Oct 1992, Kostmayer missed 237 of 7,387 roll call votes, which is 3.2%. This is on par with 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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