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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.

Voting Information

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Photo of Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA7]

Analysis

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 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 Oct 20, 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:

Crime and Law Enforcement (26%) Finance and Financial Sector (26%) Health (22%) Education (13%) Housing and Community Development (13%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Oct 2020, Pressley missed 14 of 919 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is better than the median of 2.3% 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: