Rep. William Goodling

Former Representative from Pennsylvania’s 19th District, Republican

Goodling, a Republican, was the representative for Pennsylvania's 19th congressional district from 1975 to 2000.



Our unique analysis of the bills Goodling 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 2000. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Goodling is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Goodling was the primary sponsor of 13 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Goodling sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (18%) Labor and Employment (14%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Law (13%) Education (13%) Social Welfare (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Families (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1975 to Dec 2000, Goodling missed 910 of 14,335 roll call votes, which is 6.3%. 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.

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Primary Sources

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