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Rep. Michael Doyle

Representative for Pennsylvania’s 18th District

pronounced MĪ-kul // DOY-ul

Doyle is the representative for Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2019. Doyle’s current term ends on Jan 3, 2023.

He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 14th congressional district as a Democrat from 2003 to 2018; and the representative for Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district as a Democrat from 1995 to 2002.

Photo of Rep. Michael Doyle [D-PA18]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Doyle 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 Doyle has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Nov 30, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Michael Doyle sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Doyle was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 9 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Doyle sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Science, Technology, Communications (36%) Energy (18%) Health (18%) Taxation (14%) Animals (7%) Government Operations and Politics (7%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Doyle recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Doyle voted Nay

Doyle voted Nay

Doyle voted Nay

Passed 331/87 on Apr 4, 2017.

In 1988, the SEC adopted Rule 701 under the Securities Act to allow private companies to sell securities to their employees without the need to …

Doyle voted Nay

Passed 342/80 on Jan 5, 2017.

H.Res. 11 expresses it is the sense of the House of Representatives opposing United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334. On December 23, 2016 the United …

Doyle voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of …

Doyle voted Nay

Doyle voted Aye

Doyle voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack …

Missed Votes

From Jan 1995 to Dec 2022, Doyle missed 830 of 17,933 roll call votes, which is 4.6%. This is much worse than the median of 2.0% 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

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