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Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick

Representative for Pennsylvania’s 1st District

pronounced BRĪ-in // fits-PAT-chrik

Fitzpatrick is the representative for Pennsylvania’s 1st congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2019. Fitzpatrick is next up for reelection in 2020.

He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 8th congressional district as a Republican from 2017 to 2018.

Photo of Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA1]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 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 from Jan 6, 2015 to Jul 17, 2019. 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 (24%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Commerce (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Animals (12%) Taxation (9%) Transportation and Public Works (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Fitzpatrick voted Aye

Passed 240/187 on Jul 16, 2019.

In a series of tweets on July 14, 2019 directed at four Democratic congresswomen --- unnamed but known to be Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, ...

Fitzpatrick voted Yea

Fitzpatrick voted Yea

Fitzpatrick voted Aye

Passed 230/183 on May 9, 2019.

Would a House-passed bill lower costs and allow flexibility, or potentially exclude Americans with preexisting conditions? #### Context Since 2010’s Affordable Care Act, popularly called ...

Fitzpatrick voted Aye

Passed 231/190 on May 2, 2019.

The Paris Agreement, named after the city where it was negotiated, is the international treaty by which almost every nation on earth has agreed to ...

Fitzpatrick voted Aye

Fitzpatrick voted Aye

Passed 239/192 on Jan 3, 2019.

This was the vote on the House Democrats' continuing resolution to reopen the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the midst of the government shutdown ...

Fitzpatrick voted Yea

Passed 361/61 on Sep 26, 2018.

H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion ...

Fitzpatrick voted Nay

Failed 198/213 on May 18, 2018.

See the Congressional Research Service's 122-page summary of the bill. * * * H.R. 2 amends and extends major programs for income support, food and ...

Fitzpatrick voted No

Passed 239/173 on Jan 10, 2018.

The Rules Committee Print includes the text of S. 140, to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify ...

Fitzpatrick voted Yea

Passed 229/177 on May 19, 2017.

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 ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Jul 2019, Fitzpatrick missed 4 of 1,706 roll call votes, which is 0.2%. This is better than the median of 2.1% 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

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