Rep. William Scherle

Former Representative from Iowa’s 5th District, Republican

Scherle, a Republican, was the representative for Iowa's 5th congressional district from 1973 to 1974.

He was previously the representative for Iowa's 7th congressional district (1967-1972).


Our unique analysis of the bills Scherle 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 1974. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Scherle is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Scherle sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (23%) Taxation (17%) Agriculture and Food (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Environmental Protection (9%) Housing and Community Development (9%) Education (8%) Social Welfare (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1967 to Dec 1974, Scherle missed 254 of 2,648 roll call votes, which is 9.6%. This is on par with the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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