Rep. Brendan Boyle

Representative from Pennsylvania’s 13th District, Democrat

Boyle, a Democrat, is the representative for Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district and has served since Jan 6, 2015 (next election in 2018) (map).

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Analysis

Read our 2016 Report Card for Boyle.

Our unique analysis of the bills Boyle sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the .

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the in . The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Boyle is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Brendan Boyle sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Boyle sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (67%) Crime and Law Enforcement (33%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Boyle’s Vote Vote Description
Aye S. 612: A bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the “George P. Kazen Federal Building ...
Dec 8, 2016. Passed 360/61.
Yea H.R. 5461: Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act
Sep 21, 2016. Passed 282/143.
No H.R. 5278: PROMESA
Jun 9, 2016. Passed 297/127.
Nay H.R. 3461: To approve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, signed at Vienna on July 14, 2015, relating to the ...
Sep 11, 2015. Failed 162/269.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
Nay H.Con.Res. 55: Directing the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution, to remove United States Armed Forces ...
Jun 17, 2015. Failed 139/288.
Not Voting H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Mar 2017, Boyle missed 71 of 1,527 roll call votes, which is 4.6%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 19 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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