Rep. Niki Tsongas [D]

Representative from Massachusetts’s 3rd District

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
2013-2016 Representative Massachusetts's 3rd District (map)
2007-2012 Representative Massachusetts's 5th District

2014 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 (36%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Taxation (12%) Environmental Protection (12%) Labor and Employment (8%) Social Welfare (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Oct 2007 to Nov 2015, Tsongas missed 228 of 6,002 roll call votes, which is 3.8%. This is worse than the median of 2.2% 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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