Rep. Ed Pastor

Former Representative from Arizona’s 7th District, Democrat

Pastor, a Democrat, was the representative for Arizona's 7th congressional district from 2013 to 2014.

He was previously the representative for Arizona's 4th congressional district (2003-2012); and the representative for Arizona's 2nd congressional district (1991-2002).

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Analysis

Read our 2014 Report Card for Pastor.

Our unique analysis of the bills Pastor sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the .

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

Enacted Legislation

Pastor was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

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’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
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 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
Yea H.R. 4681 (113th): Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015
Dec 10, 2014. Passed 325/100.
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
No H.R. 1947 (113th): Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
Jun 20, 2013. Failed 195/234.
No H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
No H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
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 Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
Nay H.Res. 317 (111th): Recognizing the region from Manhattan, Kansas, to Columbia, Missouri, as the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, and ...
Sep 15, 2009. Passed 312/108.
Nay H.Res. 1031 (110th): Providing for the adoption of the resolution (H. Res. 895) establishing within the House of Representatives an ...
Mar 11, 2008. Passed 229/182.

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. ProPublica has tracked 19 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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