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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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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Pitts for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Joseph Pitts sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Pitts sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (43%) International Affairs (20%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Sports and Recreation (8%) Education (5%) Agriculture and Food (5%) Families (5%) Taxation (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Pitts’s Vote Vote Description
No H.R. 5303: Water Resources Development Act of 2016
Sep 28, 2016. Passed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.R. 2577: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
Jun 9, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.R. 2578: Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
Jun 3, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Dec 2016, Pitts missed 342 of 13,498 roll call votes, which is 2.5%. This is on par with the median of 2.4% 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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