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Representative from Pennsylvania’s 5th District, Republican
Thompson, a Republican, has been the representative for Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district since Jan 6, 2009 (next election in 2016) (map).
Our unique analysis of the bills Thompson 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). Thompson is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Glenn Thompson sits on the following committees:
Thompson sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Education (27%) Health (24%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (12%) Agriculture and Food (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%) Social Welfare (6%)
Some of Thompson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jan 2009 to Feb 2016, Thompson missed 52 of 5,250 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 24 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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