Rep. Philip “Phil” English

Former Representative from Pennsylvania’s 3rd District, Republican

English, a Republican, was the representative for Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district from 2003 to 2008.

He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania's 21st congressional district (1995-2002).



Our unique analysis of the bills English 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 2008. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). English is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

English sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (17%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (17%) Commerce (15%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Health (9%) Social Welfare (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1995 to Dec 2008, English missed 226 of 9,048 roll call votes, which is 2.5%. This is on par with the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. ProPublica has tracked 9 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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