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Rep. Ron Klink

Former Representative for Pennsylvania’s 4th District

Klink was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 4th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1993 to 2000.

Photo of Rep. Ron Klink [D-PA4, 1993-2000]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Klink is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2000 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Klink sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 1995 to Dec 15, 2000. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Klink was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Klink sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (28%) Commerce (16%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) Law (12%) Education (8%) Health (7%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%) Taxation (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1993 to Dec 2000, Klink missed 340 of 4,863 roll call votes, which is 7.0%. This is much worse than the median of 3.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2000. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: