Read our 2018 Report Card for Toomey.
Toomey is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate 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 Toomey has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Oct 21, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Patrick “Pat” Toomey sits on the following committees:
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
- Chair, Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment
- Member, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection
- Member, Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance
Senate Committee on Finance
- Chair, Subcommittee on Health Care
- Member, Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness
- Member, Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight
- Senate Committee on the Budget
Toomey was the primary sponsor of 14 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 2905: Strengthening Partnerships to Prevent Opioid Abuse Act of 2018
- S. 831 (115th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 120 West Pike Street in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, as the “Police Officer Scott Bashioum ...
- S. 305: Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017
- S. 231 (114th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 523 East Railroad Street in Knox, Pennsylvania, as the “Specialist Ross A. McGinnis ...
- S. 238 (114th): Eric Williams Correctional Officer Protection Act of 2015
- S. 1913 (114th): Stopping Medication Abuse and Protecting Seniors Act of 2015
- S. 1162 (114th): Federal Law Enforcement Self-Defense and Protection Act of 2015
Does 14 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).
Toomey sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Toomey’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2264: Eric’s Law
- S. 2298: RESTORE Act
- S.Res. 267: A resolution recognizing the September 11th National Memorial Trail as an important trail ...
- S. 1810: Milk in Lunches for Kids Act of 2019
- S. 1644: Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act
- S. 1508: Thin Blue Line Act
- S. 1537: Lifesaving Gear for Police Act
From Jan 2011 to Oct 2019, Toomey missed 112 of 2,574 roll call votes, which is 4.4%. This is much worse than the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of senators 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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