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Rep. Mary Scanlon

Representative for Pennsylvania’s 5th District

pronounced MA-ree // SKAN-lun

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 2020.

She was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 2018 to 2018.

Photo of Rep. Mary Scanlon [D-PA5]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Scanlon.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to Dec 11, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100%

Committee Membership

Mary Scanlon sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Scanlon sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (100%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Scanlon voted Yea

Scanlon voted Yea

Failed 230/162 on Dec 20, 2018.

Scanlon voted Yea

Passed 369/47 on Dec 12, 2018.

See the Congressional Research Service's 122-page summary of the bill. * * * H.R. 2 amends and extends major programs for income support, food and ...

Missed Votes

From Nov 2018 to Dec 2019, Scanlon missed 5 of 766 roll call votes, which is 0.7%. 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: