Rep. Brendan Boyle
Representative for Pennsylvania’s 2nd District
pronounced BREN-din // boyul
Boyle is the representative for Pennsylvania’s 2nd congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2019. Boyle is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. He is 46 years old.
He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 13th congressional district as a Democrat from 2015 to 2018.
Boyle proposed $17 million in earmarks for fiscal year 2024, including:
- $2.0 million to North 10 Philadelphia (d/b/a North10) for “Historic Carman Gardens Center”
- $2.0 million to Frankford Community Development Corporation for “Frankford Transportation Center Transit Oriented Development Project”
- $2.0 million to City of Philadelphia – Rebuilding Community Infrastructure (Rebuild) for “McPherson Square Library Renovation”
These are earmark requests which may or may not survive the legislative process to becoming law. Most representatives from both parties requested earmarks for fiscal year 2024. Across representatives who requested earmarks, the median total amount requested for this fiscal year was $39 million.
Earmarks are federal expenditures, tax benefits, or tariff benefits requested by a legislator for a specific entity. Rather than being distributed through a formula or competitive process administered by the executive branch, earmarks may direct spending where it is most needed for the legislator's district. All earmark requests in the House of Representatives are published online for the public to review. We don’t have earmark requests for senators. The fiscal year begins on October 1 of the prior calendar year. Source: Appropriations.house.gov. Background: Earmark Disclosure Rules in the House
Read our 2022 Report Card for Boyle.
Boyle 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 Boyle has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Sep 22, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
Brendan Boyle sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on the Budget Ranking Member
Boyle was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 2873 (115th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 207 Glenside Avenue in Wyncote, Pennsylvania, as the “Staff Sergeant Peter Taub Post Office Building”.
Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Boyle sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
Boyle recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.Res. 644: Calling on the Judicial Conference of the United States to authorize that the …
- H.R. 4963: Tax Fairness for Workers Act
- H.R. 4827: Labor Market Response Act
- H.R. 4534: Women and Lung Cancer Research and Preventive Services Act of 2023
- H.R. 4535: Medicare and Social Security Fair Share Act
- H.R. 4397: No Taxpayer Bailout for Defamation Act
- H.R. 3953: Debt Ceiling Reform Act
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2015 to Sep 2023, Boyle missed 160 of 4,890 roll call votes, which is 3.3%. This is worse than the median of 1.7% 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, major life events, and running for higher office.
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