Rep. Matthew Cartwright

Representative from Pennsylvania’s 17th District, Democrat

Cartwright, a Democrat, has been the representative for Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Cartwright has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Cartwright is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Cartwright for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Matthew Cartwright sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Cartwright sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (19%) Education (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (16%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Environmental Protection (9%) Energy (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%) Transportation and Public Works (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2013 to Sep 2016, Cartwright missed 38 of 2,481 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is better than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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