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.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Fitzpatrick.
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
Brian Fitzpatrick sits on the following committees:
Fitzpatrick was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1410: Support Our Schools Act
- H.R. 570 (116th): Combat Online Predators Act
- H.R. 949 (115th): Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act
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).
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%)
Some of Fitzpatrick’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4198: Mental Health in Schools Excellence Program Act of 2021
- H.R. 3933: GBAS Act
- H.R. 3583: Never Again International Outbreak Prevention Act
- H.R. 3584: Made in America Emergency Preparedness Act
- H.R. 3098: Defund Cities that Defund the Police Act of 2021
- H.R. 3039: MARKET CHOICE Act
- H.R. 2840: Puppy Protection Act of 2021
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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