Sen. Richard Schweiker

Former Senator from Pennsylvania, Republican

Schweiker, a Republican, was a senator from Pennsylvania from 1969 to 1980.

He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district (1961-1968).



Our unique analysis of the bills Schweiker sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1980. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Schweiker is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Schweiker sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (24%) Social Welfare (16%) Education (14%) Labor and Employment (14%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Taxation (8%) Private Legislation (8%) Immigration (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1969 to Dec 1980, Schweiker missed 245 of 6,280 roll call votes, which is 3.9%. This is better than the median of 9.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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