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 and serves until Jan 3, 2021 unless re-elected.
She was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 7th congressional district as a Democrat from 2018 to 2018.
Read our 2019 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 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 Aug 7, 2020. 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:
Some of Scanlon’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 7755: To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to increase voting accessibility ...
- H.R. 7655: To amend title 11 of the United States Code make dischargeable debts for ...
- H.Res. 1009: Recognizing the threats to press freedom in the United States in the wake ...
- H.Res. 999: Recognizing the threats to press freedom in the United States in the wake ...
- H.Res. 877: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1140) to enhance the security operations ...
- H.R. 5970: Language Equity in Social Security Act of 2020
- H.Res. 848: Expressing the support of the House of Representatives for the designation of “Public ...
From Nov 2018 to Jul 2020, Scanlon missed 6 of 963 roll call votes, which is 0.6%. 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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