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Rep. Thomas Ridge

Former Representative from Pennsylvania’s 21st District, Republican

Ridge, a Republican, was the representative for Pennsylvania's 21st congressional district from 1983 to 1994.

Photo of Rep. Thomas Ridge [R-PA21, 1983-1994]


Our unique analysis of the bills Ridge 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 1994. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Ridge is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Ridge was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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

Ridge sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (19%) Finance and Financial Sector (19%) Housing and Community Development (16%) Environmental Protection (16%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Taxation (9%) Labor and Employment (6%) Agriculture and Food (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1983 to Nov 1994, Ridge missed 468 of 5,693 roll call votes, which is 8.2%. This is much worse than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1994. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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