Rep. Chaka Fattah

Former Representative from Pennsylvania’s 2nd District, Democrat

Fattah, a Democrat, was the representative for Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district from 1995 to 2016.



Our unique analysis of the bills Fattah has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Fattah is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Fattah for more statistics.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Fattah sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (26%) Health (16%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Science, Technology, Communications (14%) Taxation (12%) Housing and Community Development (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (5%) Sports and Recreation (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Fattah’s Vote Vote Description
No H.R. 5278: PROMESA
Jun 9, 2016. Passed.
No H.R. 4127: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Dec 1, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Not Voting H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 1731: National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015
Apr 23, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1995 to Jun 2016, Fattah missed 1,228 of 14,558 roll call votes, which is 8.4%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jun 2016. ProPublica has tracked 2 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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