Bob Edgar

Robert William "Bob" Edgar was an American businessman, politician and administrator from Pennsylvania, and a member of the Democratic Party. He served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1975 to 1987, representing the 7th district of Pennsylvania. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Bob Edgar has 33 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1983 Call-In as a General Secretary for the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA. The year with the most videos was 1984 with six videos as a Democratic Representative for Pennsylvania's 7th district. Most appearances with Newt Gingrich (2), Barbara B. Kennelly (2), David Ross Obey (2). Most common tags: Foreign Policy, Campaign Finance, Pennsylvania.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 2007 - Present President and CEO, Common Cause

Videos: 9 c. March 6, 2002 - Present General Secretary, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA

Videos: 11


Director, Committee for National Security c. January 1, 1990 - c. January 1, 2000 Videos: 1 U.S. Representative, D-PA 7th January 3, 1975 - January 3, 1987 Videos: 8

Recent Appearances

  • Donor Influence on the White House

    Donor Influence on the White House

    Bob Edgar talked about campaign donor groups' shift in focus from winning campaigns to advocating for policy. One of the examples he cited was Organizing for Action,…

  • Washington Journal Program 03/16/2013

    Washington Journal Program 03/16/2013

    The “Washington Journal” daily live program provides a forum for leading journalists and public policy makers to discuss key…

  • Senate Filibuster Rule

    Senate Filibuster Rule

    Bob Edgar talked about Common Causes’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Senate filibuster rule, which has been…

  • Iranian Nuclear Development Programs

    Iranian Nuclear Development Programs

    Panelists talked about the potential threat of a nuclear Iran. Topics included Iran’s nuclear program, U.S. foreign policy…

  • Campaign Finance Laws

    Campaign Finance Laws

    Participants talk about Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and its impact on business corporations, unions, and…

  • <em>Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission</em> Reactions

    Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission Reactions

    Participants spoke to the press after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 ruling on Citizens United v. Federal Election…

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Appearance Stats

Historical Member of Congress Record

Former Ideology Rankings

Ideology data is based on DW-NOMINATE statistics developed by Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal. More information can be found at Voteview .


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