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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 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

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 2020 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 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 3, 2017 to Oct 26, 2021. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

United States Chamber of Commerce: 83% League of Conservation Voters: 80% Human Rights Campaign: 71% The Club for Growth: 31% The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: D Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Committee Membership

Brian Fitzpatrick sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Fitzpatrick was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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Does 3 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Fitzpatrick sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (23%) Government Operations and Politics (21%) Crime and Law Enforcement (14%) Taxation (9%) Animals (9%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Commerce (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Fitzpatrick voted Yea

Fitzpatrick voted Yea

Passed 221/201 on Jul 1, 2021.

Fitzpatrick voted Yea

Passed 218/208 on Apr 21, 2021.

The president couldn’t even discriminate against the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. # Context President Donald Trump instituted a travel ban on eight countries: …

Fitzpatrick voted Yea

Passed 217/210 on Apr 15, 2021.

Fitzpatrick voted Yea

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due …

Fitzpatrick voted Yea

Fitzpatrick voted Aye

Passed 260/165 on Dec 11, 2019.

Fitzpatrick voted Aye

Passed 228/187 on Dec 6, 2019.

Fitzpatrick voted Yea

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 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 Oct 2021, Fitzpatrick missed 15 of 2,501 roll call votes, which is 0.6%. 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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: