Rep. Niki Tsongas

Representative from Massachusetts’s 3rd District, Democrat

Tsongas, a Democrat, has been the representative for Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

She was previously the representative for Massachusetts's 5th congressional district (2007-2012).

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2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Tsongas has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her 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). Tsongas is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Niki Tsongas sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Tsongas sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (38%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (13%) Taxation (13%) Environmental Protection (13%) Social Welfare (8%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Labor and Employment (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Oct 2007 to Apr 2016, Tsongas missed 234 of 6,242 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. This is worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 84 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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