Rep. Robert Edgar

Former Representative from Pennsylvania’s 7th District, Democrat

Edgar, a Democrat, was the representative for Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district from 1975 to 1986.


Our unique analysis of the bills Edgar 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 1986. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Edgar is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Edgar was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Edgar sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (48%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Health (9%) Education (8%) Environmental Protection (6%) Labor and Employment (6%) Social Welfare (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1975 to Oct 1986, Edgar missed 621 of 6,697 roll call votes, which is 9.3%. This is worse than the median of 6.2% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1986. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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