Meehan was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 7th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2011 to 2018.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
While serving on the House Committee on Ethics, Meehan used taxpayer funds to settle a 2017 sexual harassment complaint privately, heading off an investigation. He was subsequently removed from the House Committee on Ethics. In March 2018, the House Committee on Ethics had established and staffed an Investigative Subcommittee.
|Jan. 20, 2018||House of Representatives removed Meehan from his position on the House Committee on Ethics|
|Jan. 22, 2018||House Committee on Ethics opened an investigation|
|Mar. 8, 2018||House Committee on Ethics has established and staffed the Investigative Subcommittee|
Read our 2017 Report Card for Meehan.
Meehan 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 Meehan has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Meehan was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4875 (114th): United States Semiquincentennial Commission Act of 2016
- H.R. 4876 (114th): Medicare Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Act of 2016
- H.R. 1314 (114th): Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015
- H.R. 998 (114th): Preclearance Authorization Act of 2015
- H.R. 2952 (113th): Cybersecurity Workforce Assessment Act
- H.R. 4007 (113th): Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act of 2014
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).
Meehan sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Meehan’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4614: Nuclear Powers America Act of 2017
- H.Res. 550: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the need for State ...
- H.R. 3820: Medicare Home Health Flexibility Act of 2017
- H.R. 3395: 529 OPTIONS Act
- H.Con.Res. 72: Expressing the sense of Congress that child safety is the first priority of ...
- H.R. 3044: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand supplemental benefits ...
- H.R. 2926: REACH Act
|Meehan’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.R. 3905: Minnesota’s Economic Rights in the Superior National Forest Act
Nov 30, 2017. Passed 216/204.
H.R. 3905 would require Congressional approval for mineral withdrawal and monument designation in National Forest System lands in the Minnesota. The bill would also allow for the renewal of mineral leases in the area and would ensure that future leases remain valid and renewed, consistent ...
H.R. 511: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015
Nov 17, 2015. Passed 249/177.
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2577: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
Jun 9, 2015. Passed 216/210.
This bill is the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, a yearly federal spending bill. The bill began as the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2016. However in a House vote on May 26, the ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
S. 25 (113th): South Utah Valley Electric Conveyance Act
Feb 11, 2014. Passed 326/90.
This is a budget bill that makes small changes to the budget deal enacted previously. Although the bill began as the "South Utah Valley Electric Conveyance Act" and had passed the Senate in that form, the House replaced the text of the bill in whole ...
H.R. 6190 (112th): Asthma Inhalers Relief Act of 2012
Dec 12, 2012. Failed 229/182.
H.R. 2362 (112th): Indian Tribal Trade and Investment Demonstration Project Act of 2011
Jul 23, 2012. Failed 222/160.
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 change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
From Jan 2011 to Apr 2018, Meehan missed 50 of 5,011 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. This is better than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Apr 2018. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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