Kelly is the representative for Pennsylvania’s 16th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2019. Kelly is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 3rd congressional district as a Republican from 2011 to 2018.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
Rep. Mike Kelly is accused of making a stock purchase, through his wife, based on nonpublic information he learned in his official duties.
|Jul. 23, 2021||Office of Congressional Ethics recommended further review by the House Committee on Ethics.|
|Sep. 7, 2021||House Committee on Ethics extended its investigation.|
|Oct. 21, 2021||House Committee on Ethics published the Office of Congressional Ethics Report and Findings and the member's response.|
Read our 2020 Report Card for Kelly.
Kelly 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 Kelly has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Dec 3, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Mike Kelly sits on the following committees:
Kelly was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 1084 (116th): Family Savings Act of 2019
- H.R. 2210 (115th): To designate the community living center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Butler Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, as the “Sergeant Joseph George Kusick VA Community Living …
- H.R. 3595 (115th): Strong Families Act
- H.R. 609 (115th): To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs health care center in Center Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, as the “Abie Abraham VA Clinic”.
- H.R. 3058 (114th): Innovators Job Creation Act of 2015
- H.R. 2238 (114th): Craft Beverage Bond Simplification Act of 2015
- H.R. 898 (114th): Energy Production Fairness Act
Does 8 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).
Kelly sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Kelly’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5364: Protect Taxpayers’ Privacy Act
- H.R. 5231: Relief for Working Families Act
- H.R. 4889: Don’t Weaponize the IRS Act
- H.R. 2410: Medicare & You Handbook Improvement Act of 2021
- H.R. 1750: Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2021
- H.R. 705: Heartbeat Protection Act of 2021
- H.R. 8753 (116th): Protect Election Integrity Act of 2020
From Jan 2011 to Dec 2021, Kelly missed 80 of 6,704 roll call votes, which is 1.2%. This is better than the median of 2.1% 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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