Scanlon is the representative for Pennsylvania’s 5th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2019. Scanlon is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. She is 63 years old.
She was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 2018 to 2018.
Read our 2022 Report Card for Scanlon.
Scanlon 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 Scanlon has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Mar 28, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
Mary Gay Scanlon sits on the following committees:
Scanlon was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 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).
Scanlon sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Crime and Law Enforcement (28%) Government Operations and Politics (23%) Education (13%) Arts, Culture, Religion (10%) Law (8%) Commerce (8%) Health (5%) Social Welfare (5%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Scanlon recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.Res. 59: Recognizing January 2023 as “National Mentoring Month”.
- H.Res. 1510 (117th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 8404) …
- H.R. 9361 (117th): Hide No Harm Act of 2022
- H.R. 9362 (117th): Corporate Crime Database Act of 2022
- H.Res. 1464 (117th): Providing for consideration of the bill (S. 4524) to limit the judicial …
- H.R. 9161 (117th): Health and Location Data Protection Act of 2022
- H.Res. 1306 (117th): Expressing the support of the House of Representatives for the designation of …
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Nov 2018 to Mar 2023, Scanlon missed 14 of 2,209 roll call votes, which is 0.6%. This is better than the median of 1.6% 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, major life events, and running for higher office.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Office of the Clerk, House of Representatives for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills