Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick

Representative from Pennsylvania’s 8th District, Republican

Fitzpatrick, a Republican, has been the representative for Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district since Jan 5, 2011 (next election in 2016) (map).

He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district (2005-2006).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Fitzpatrick 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). Fitzpatrick is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Fitzpatrick for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Michael Fitzpatrick sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Fitzpatrick sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (22%) Finance and Financial Sector (19%) Health (17%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) International Affairs (9%) Transportation and Public Works (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Government Operations and Politics (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Fitzpatrick’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 511: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015
Nov 17, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 6: 21st Century Cures Act
Jul 10, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.R. 2577: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
Jun 9, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2005 to Dec 2016, Fitzpatrick missed 108 of 5,337 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.4% 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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