Rep. Joseph Pitts

Representative from Pennsylvania’s 16th District, Republican

Pitts, a Republican, has been the representative for Pennsylvania's 16th congressional district since Jan 7, 1997 (next election in 2016) (map).

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2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Pitts 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). Pitts is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Joseph Pitts sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Pitts sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (44%) International Affairs (16%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Sports and Recreation (7%) Agriculture and Food (7%) Families (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (5%) Education (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1997 to Feb 2016, Pitts missed 320 of 12,946 roll call votes, which is 2.5%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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