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Rep. Conor Lamb

Representative for Pennsylvania’s 17th District

pronounced KON-er // lam


Lamb is the representative for Pennsylvania’s 17th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2019. Lamb is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021 unless re-elected.

He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district as a Democrat from 2018 to 2018.

Photo of Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA17]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2019 Report Card for Lamb.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Lamb 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 Lamb has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Sep 22, 2020. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% Human Rights Campaign: 93% League of Conservation Voters: 82% United States Chamber of Commerce: 71%

Committee Membership

Conor Lamb sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Lamb was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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Does 1 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

Lamb sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (48%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) Taxation (13%) Environmental Protection (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Energy (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Lamb voted Yea

Failed 239/137 on Dec 21, 2018.

Lamb voted Nay

Failed 230/162 on Dec 20, 2018.

Lamb voted Yea

Passed 369/47 on Dec 12, 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 ...

Lamb 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 ...

Lamb voted Yea

Passed 366/52 on Jul 25, 2018.

The House Amendment to S. 1182 extends the National Flood Insurance Program, which is set to expire July 31, 2018, through November 30, 2018. This ...

Lamb voted Yea

Passed 261/155 on Jun 20, 2018.

H.R. 5797 allows state Medicaid programs to remove the Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMD) exclusion for Medicaid beneficiaries aged 21 to 64 with an opioid ...

Lamb voted Aye

Passed 239/142 on Jun 15, 2018.

More than 20,000 Americans died from synthetic drug overdoses in 2016. That represents 31 percent of all drug overdose deaths, a surging percentage in recent ...

Lamb voted Yea

Passed 235/179 on Jun 8, 2018.

H.R. 5895 provides funding for national defense nuclear weapons activities, the Army Corps of Engineers, various programs under the Department of Energy, the Legislative Branch, ...

Missed Votes

From Apr 2018 to Sep 2020, Lamb missed 5 of 1,264 roll call votes, which is 0.4%. 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.

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: