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Rep. William Clinger Jr.

Former Representative for Pennsylvania’s 5th District

Clinger was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 5th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1993 to 1996.

He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 23rd congressional district as a Republican from 1979 to 1992.

Photo of Rep. William Clinger [R-PA5, 1993-1996]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Clinger is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1996 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 Clinger sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Clinger was the primary sponsor of 6 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

Clinger sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (32%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) Labor and Employment (13%) Law (11%) Environmental Protection (9%) Commerce (8%) Science, Technology, Communications (7%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1979 to Sep 1996, Clinger missed 355 of 9,121 roll call votes, which is 3.9%. This is on par with the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. 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: