Our unique analysis of the bills Altmire sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Altmire is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Altmire was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5954 (112th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 320 7th Street in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, as the “Sergeant Leslie H. Sabo, Jr. Post ...
- H.R. 2369 (112th): To amend title 36, United States Code, to provide for an additional power for the American Legion under its Federal charter.
- H.R. 2965 (111th): Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010
- H.R. 987 (111th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 601 8th Street in Freedom, Pennsylvania, as the “John Scott Challis, Jr. Post Office”.
- H.R. 4253 (110th): Military Reservist and Veteran Small Business Reauthorization and Opportunity Act of 2008
- H.R. 1434 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 896 Pittsburgh Street in Springdale, Pennsylvania, as the “Rachel Carson Post Office Building”.
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.
Altmire sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Foreign Trade and International Finance (27%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%) Health (12%) Commerce (11%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Education (11%) Energy (8%) Labor and Employment (8%)
Some of Altmire’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5996 (112th): Mental Health First Aid Higher Education Act of 2012
- H.R. 5954 (112th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at ...
- H.R. 4639 (112th): To extend the suspension of duty on Bayderm Bottom DLV-N.
- H.R. 4637 (112th): To suspend temporarily the duty on p-Toluidine.
- H.R. 4634 (112th): To extend the suspension of duty on 2,3-Dichloronitrobenzene.
- H.R. 4633 (112th): To extend the suspension of duty on Chloromethylbenzene.
- H.R. 4642 (112th): To reduce temporarily the duty on Mesamoll.
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|Altmire’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
S. 365 (112th): Budget Control Act of 2011
Aug 1, 2011. Passed 269/161.
The Budget Control Act of 2011 (Pub.L. 112–25, S. 365, 125 Stat. 240, enacted August 2, 2011) is a federal statute in the United States that was signed into law by President Barack Obama on August 2, 2011. The Act brought conclusion to the United ...
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 ...
S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
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.
H.R. 31 (111th): Lumbee Recognition Act
Jun 3, 2009. Passed 240/179.
H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.
From Jan 2007 to Jan 2013, Altmire missed 11 of 5,137 roll call votes, which is 0.2%. This is better than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills