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.
Read our 2018 Report Card for Doyle.
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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to Aug 20, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Michael “Mike” Doyle Jr. sits on the following committees:
Doyle was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1690 (114th): To designate the United States courthouse located at 700 Grant Street in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as the “Joseph F. Weis Jr. United States Courthouse”.
- H.R. 6533 (111th): Local Community Radio Act of 2010
- H.R. 1147 (111th): Local Community Radio Act of 2009
- H.R. 3541 (110th): Do-Not-Call Improvement Act of 2007
- H.R. 1753 (106th): Methane Hydrate Research and Development Act of 2000
Does 5 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).
Doyle sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Doyle’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 2096: Energy Storage Tax Incentive and Deployment Act of 2019
- H.R. 1970: Medicare Access to Radiology Care Act of 2019
- H.R. 1644: Save the Internet Act of 2019
- H.R. 689: Pet Safety and Protection Act of 2019
- H.Res. 1138 (115th): Condemning the anti-Semitic attack on the building housing three congregations, Tree of ...
- H.Res. 873: Providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 129) providing for congressional ...
- H.J.Res. 131: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, ...
From Jan 1995 to Jul 2019, Doyle missed 698 of 16,562 roll call votes, which is 4.2%. This is 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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