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Rep. Ayanna Pressley

Representative for Massachusetts’s 7th District

pronounced ah-YAH-nuh // PRESS-lee

Pressley is the representative for Massachusetts’s 7th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2019. Pressley is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021 unless re-elected.

Photo of Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA7]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2019 Report Card for Pressley.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Pressley is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Pressley has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Jul 2, 2020. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100%

Committee Membership

Ayanna Pressley sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Pressley sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (33%) Health (22%) Crime and Law Enforcement (22%) Education (11%) Housing and Community Development (11%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Pressley voted Yea

Passed 373/45 on Feb 5, 2020.

Pressley voted Aye

Passed 260/165 on Dec 11, 2019.

Pressley voted No

Pressley voted Nay

Passed 284/149 on Jul 25, 2019.

Pressley voted No

Pressley voted Yea

Pressley voted Nay

Pressley voted Nay

Passed 300/128 on Feb 14, 2019.

This bill, in its final form, funded the parts of the federal government whose funding was to lapse on February 15, 2019. On December 22, ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Jul 2020, Pressley missed 14 of 839 roll call votes, which is 1.7%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: