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Rep. Timothy Penny

Former Representative for Minnesota’s 1st District

Penny was the representative for Minnesota’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1983 to 1994.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Penny is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1994 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 Penny sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Penny was the primary sponsor of 3 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 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

Penny sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (20%) Education (17%) Health (12%) International Affairs (12%) Labor and Employment (12%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Agriculture and Food (9%) Social Welfare (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1983 to Nov 1994, Penny missed 45 of 5,693 roll call votes, which is 0.8%. This is better 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: