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Rep. Lori Trahan

Representative for Massachusetts’s 3rd District

pronounced LAW-ree // chruh-HAN

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 2020.

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.

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.
Photo of Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA3]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2019 Report Card for Trahan.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to Mar 31, 2020. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100%

Committee Membership

Lori Trahan sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Trahan was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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Does 2 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Trahan sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (50%) Labor and Employment (25%) Sports and Recreation (25%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Trahan voted Yea

Passed 373/45 on Feb 5, 2020.

Trahan voted Nay

Trahan voted Aye

Passed 260/165 on Dec 11, 2019.

Trahan voted Yea

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Mar 2020, Trahan missed 3 of 803 roll call votes, which is 0.4%. This is better than the median of 2.2% 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.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: