Trahan is the representative for Massachusetts’s 3rd congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2019. Trahan is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
In September 2019, Trahan was accused of accepting excessive campaign contributions and failing to file required disclosure documents. In December 2019, the House Committee on Ethics published the Office of Congressional Ethics Report and Findings and the member's response. In July 2020, the House Committee on Ethics published its report dismissing the charges since the alleged excessive contributions were part of joint holdings with her spouse and any reporting errors were unintentional.
|Aug. 18, 2019||Office of Congressional Ethics recommended further review by the House Committee on Ethics|
|Dec. 17, 2019||House Committee on Ethics published the Office of Congressional Ethics Report and Findings and the member's response.|
|Jul. 16, 2020||House Committee on Ethics published its report dismissing the charges since the alleged excessive contributions were part of joint holdings with her spouse and any reporting errors were unintentional.|
Read our 2020 Report Card for Trahan.
Trahan is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Trahan has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jun 11, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Lori Trahan sits on the following committees:
Trahan was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 7474 (116th): Comprehensive Review of Military Suicide Act
- H.R. 1938 (116th): Small Employer Retirement Savings Auto-Enrollment Credit Act
- H.R. 984 (116th): Nashua River Wild and Scenic River Act of 2019
Does 3 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Trahan sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Trahan’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3451: To require covered platforms to provide information about their advertising to academic researchers, ...
- H.Res. 349: Supporting the goals of Overdose Awareness Day by lowering the United States flag ...
- H.R. 2067: MATE Act of 2021
- H.R. 1862: To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to carry out a ...
- H.R. 1660: Stop Sewage Overflow Act
- H.R. 850: College Athlete Economic Freedom Act
- H.R. 8468 (116th): STRONG Act of 2020
From Jan 2019 to May 2021, Trahan missed 3 of 1,110 roll call votes, which is 0.3%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
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