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Rep. Ed Pastor

Former Representative for Arizona’s 7th District

Pastor was the representative for Arizona’s 7th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2013 to 2014.

He was previously the representative for Arizona’s 4th congressional district as a Democrat from 2003 to 2012; and the representative for Arizona’s 2nd congressional district as a Democrat from 1991 to 2002.

Photo of Rep. Ed Pastor [D-AZ7, 2013-2014]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Pastor.

Enacted Legislation

Pastor was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:

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Does 7 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

Pastor sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (87%) Native Americans (13%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Pastor voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December ...

Pastor voted Aye

Pastor voted No

Pastor voted No

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack ...

Pastor voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Oct 1991 to Dec 2014, Pastor missed 396 of 15,278 roll call votes, which is 2.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2014. 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

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