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

Recently Introduced Bills

Schwartz recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Schwartz voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

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 …

Schwartz voted Aye

Schwartz voted No

Schwartz voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

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 …

Schwartz voted No

Passed 220/175 on Sep 7, 2007.

Schwartz voted Nay

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.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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