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Rep. Allyson Schwartz

Former Representative for Pennsylvania’s 13th District

Schwartz was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 13th congressional district and was a Democrat. She served from 2005 to 2014.

Photo of Rep. Allyson Schwartz [D-PA13, 2005-2014]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Schwartz.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Schwartz is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2014 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 Schwartz sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 11, 2014. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Schwartz sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (38%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (16%) Health (16%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Agriculture and Food (12%) Economics and Public Finance (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Schwartz’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Yea H.Res. 115 (113th): Providing for the expenses of certain committees of the House of Representatives in the One Hundred Thirteenth ...
Mar 19, 2013. Passed 272/136.
Nay H.R. 6621 (112th): To correct and improve certain provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act and title 35, United States ...
Dec 18, 2012. Passed 308/89.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant legislative change to the U.S. patent system since the ...
Yea S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Nay H.Res. 893 (111th): Congratulating the 2009 Major League Baseball World Series Champions, the New York Yankees.
Nov 6, 2009. Passed 386/17.
No H.R. 1908 (110th): Patent Reform Act of 2007
Sep 7, 2007. Passed 220/175.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.
No H.R. 2237 (110th): To provide for the redeployment of United States Armed Forces and defense contractors from Iraq.
May 10, 2007. Failed 171/255.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2005 to Dec 2014, Schwartz missed 353 of 7,555 roll call votes, which is 4.7%. This is worse than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2014. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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