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Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick

Representative for Pennsylvania’s 8th District

pronounced BRĪ-in // fits-PAT-chrik

Fitzpatrick, a Republican, is the representative for Pennsylvania’s 8th congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 3, 2017. Fitzpatrick is next up for reelection in 2018.

Photo of Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA8]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for Fitzpatrick.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Fitzpatrick 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 Fitzpatrick has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Brian Fitzpatrick sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Fitzpatrick sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (31%) Commerce (19%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Animals (13%) Emergency Management (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Fitzpatrick’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 620: ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017
Feb 15, 2018. Passed 225/192.
A bill which just passed the House would update the law for disabled Americans for modern times, say Republicans. Democrats say it would set disabled Americans’ civil rights back decades. #### Context The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, more commonly called the ADA, was ...
No S. 140: A bill to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund.
Jan 10, 2018. Passed 239/173.
Yea H.R. 4667: Making further supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, for disaster assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and calendar year 2017 wildfires, ...
Dec 21, 2017. Passed 251/169.
No H.R. 4182: EQUALS Act of 2017
Nov 30, 2017. Passed 213/204.
H.R. 4182 extends the probationary period for appointments to the competitive service and initial appointments as supervisors and managers from one year to two years after the completion of required training and licensing. The bill also extends the probationary period for initial Senior Executive Service ...
Yea H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Feb 2018, Fitzpatrick missed 3 of 790 roll call votes, which is 0.4%. 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.

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Primary Sources

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