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Rep. William Gray III

Former Representative for Pennsylvania’s 2nd District

Gray, a Democrat, was the representative for Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district from 1979 to 1991.

Photo of Rep. William Gray [D-PA2, 1979-1991]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Gray is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 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 Gray sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Gray was the primary sponsor of 7 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

Gray sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (20%) Economics and Public Finance (18%) Taxation (14%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Labor and Employment (8%) Health (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1979 to Aug 1991, Gray missed 763 of 5,979 roll call votes, which is 12.8%. This is much worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Aug 1991. 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: