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Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick

Representative for Pennsylvania’s 8th District

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

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

United States Chamber of Commerce: 89% Human Rights Campaign: 52% Americans for Prosperity: 50% The Club for Growth: 49% FreedomWorks: 45% League of Conservation Voters: 41% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 33% American Civil Liberties Union: 5% NIAC Action: F

Committee Membership

Brian Fitzpatrick sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Fitzpatrick sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (42%) Commerce (25%) Crime and Law Enforcement (17%) Economics and Public Finance (17%)

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.Con.Res. 71: Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2019 through 2027.
Oct 5, 2017. Passed 219/206.
H. Con. Res. 71 establishes the budget for fiscal year 2018 and the budget levels for fiscal years 2019-2027. Specifically, the resolution sets overall discretionary spending for Fiscal Year 2018 at $1.132 trillion, which includes $621.5 billion for defense discretionary spending and $511 billion in ...
Nay H.R. 218: King Cove Road Land Exchange Act
Jul 20, 2017. Passed 248/179.
No H.R. 953: Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017
May 24, 2017. Passed 256/165.
H.R. 953 amends the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (also known as the Clean Water Act of CWA) to clarify that it is the intent of Congress that pesticides registered and properly used under FIFRA do ...
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 ...
Yea H.R. 1695: Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017
Apr 26, 2017. Passed 378/48.
This bill would change the appointment process for the head of the U.S. Copyright Office, known as the Register of Copyrights. Currently the Register of Copyrights is hired by the Librarian of Congress (who is the head of the Library of Congress). This bill would ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Nov 2017, Fitzpatrick missed 2 of 637 roll call votes, which is 0.3%. This is better than the median of 2.2% 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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