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Rep. William Harsha

Former Representative for Ohio’s 6th District

Harsha was the representative for Ohio’s 6th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1961 to 1980.


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Harsha is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980 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 Harsha sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Harsha 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 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

Harsha sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (22%) Social Welfare (18%) Transportation and Public Works (15%) Agriculture and Food (12%) Taxation (10%) Labor and Employment (8%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1961 to Dec 1980, Harsha missed 782 of 7,602 roll call votes, which is 10.3%. This is on par with the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. 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: