Rep. Robert Nix Sr.

Former Representative from Pennsylvania’s 2nd District, Democrat

Nix, a Democrat, was the representative for Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district from 1963 to 1978.

He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district (1957-1962).



Our unique analysis of the bills Nix 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 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Nix is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Nix sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (34%) Crime and Law Enforcement (18%) Labor and Employment (12%) Social Welfare (12%) Agriculture and Food (7%) International Affairs (6%) Private Legislation (6%) Health (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jun 1958 to Oct 1978, Nix missed 1,269 of 6,562 roll call votes, which is 19.3%. This is much worse than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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