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 Feb 14, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
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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
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. 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, ...
- H.J.Res. 129: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, ...
- H.R. 4649: Energy Storage Tax Incentive and Deployment Act of 2017
- H.R. 3427 (115th): Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act of 2017
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H.R. 6157: Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019
Sep 26, 2018. Passed 361/61.
H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion for the Department of Defense base budget, which is an increase of $17.1 billion above FY18 levels, and $68.1 billion ...
H.R. 6237: Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019
Jul 12, 2018. Passed 363/54.
H.R. 6237 authorizes appropriations for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the U.S. government for fiscal years 2018 and 2019. The bill authorizes funds for the intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the: Office of the Director of National Intelligence; Central Intelligence Agency; Department of Defense; Defense ...
H.R. 3043: Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017
Nov 8, 2017. Passed 257/166.
H.R. 3043 modernizes the regulatory permitting process and encourages the expansion of hydropower generation by improving administrative efficiency, accountability, and transparency; promotes new hydropower infrastructure; requires balanced and timely decision making; and reduces duplicative oversight. Specifically, the legislation establishes the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as ...
H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...
H.R. 1695: Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017
Apr 26, 2017. Passed 378/48.
This bill would change the appointment process for the head of the U.S. Copyright Office, known as the Register of Copyrights. Currently the Register of Copyrights is hired by the Librarian of Congress (who is the head of the Library of Congress). This bill would ...
H.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating ...
Feb 16, 2017. Passed 230/188.
Joe Biden never got the opportunity to break a single 50-50 Senate tie in eight years as vice president. Mike Pence has already broken two. One from last month has since become law: a measure allowing states to withhold federal Planned Parenthood funding. (The other ...
H.R. 4681 (113th): Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015
Dec 10, 2014. Passed 325/100.
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
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 Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant legislative change to the U.S. patent system since the ...
H.Res. 317 (111th): Recognizing the region from Manhattan, Kansas, to Columbia, Missouri, as the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, and ...
Sep 15, 2009. Passed 312/108.
H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
From Jan 1995 to Feb 2019, Doyle missed 675 of 16,135 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.
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