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 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
She was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 2018 to 2018.
Read our 2020 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, 2017 to Apr 8, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Mary 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:
Government Operations and Politics (30%) Crime and Law Enforcement (26%) Health (7%) Social Welfare (7%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (7%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%) Law (7%) Education (7%)
Some of Scanlon’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 147: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 803) to designate certain lands in ...
- H.R. 961: Justice for Juveniles Act
- H.R. 1023: Justice for Student Borrowers Act
- H.R. 775: Disability Voting Rights Act
- H.R. 777: Protecting Our Election Workers Act of 2020
- H.R. 776: Dropbox Access Act
- H.R. 422: Inaugural Fund Integrity Act
From Nov 2018 to Mar 2021, Scanlon missed 6 of 1,135 roll call votes, which is 0.5%. This is better than the median of 2.1% 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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