Our unique analysis of the bills Sestak 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 2010. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Sestak is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Sestak was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4547 (111th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 119 Station Road in Cheyney, Pennsylvania, as the “Captain Luther H. Smith, U.S. Army Air ...
- H.R. 4590 (111th): School Meal Safety and Standards Act
- H.R. 3625 (110th): To make permanent the waiver authority of the Secretary of Education with respect to student financial assistance during a war or other military operation or national emergency.
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.
Sestak sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (27%) Taxation (13%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (10%) Education (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Commerce (9%) Health (8%)
Some of Sestak’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6141 (111th): Marcellus Shale On-the-Job Training Act of 2010
- H.R. 6121 (111th): Renewable Energy Investment Incentive Act of 2010
- H.R. 6101 (111th): To amend part A of title IV of the Energy Conservation and ...
- H.Res. 1609 (111th): Recognizing the 20th anniversary of the enactment of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure ...
- H.R. 5864 (111th): Small Business Innovation through Investment Act of 2010
- H.R. 5799 (111th): Transportation Efficiency Act
- H.R. 5775 (111th): Grant Accessibility and Transparency Enhancement Act of 2010
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From Jan 2007 to Dec 2010, Sestak missed 195 of 3,531 roll call votes, which is 5.5%. This is much worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. ProPublica has tracked 3 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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