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 May 16, 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
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:
Crime and Law Enforcement (30%) Armed Forces and National Security (20%) Finance and Financial Sector (14%) Taxation (11%) International Affairs (9%) Social Welfare (6%) Sports and Recreation (6%) Government Operations and Politics (4%)
Some of Toomey’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 1508: A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide enhanced penalties ...
- S. 1537: A bill to ensure America’s law enforcement officers have access to lifesaving equipment ...
- S. 875: NICS Denial Notification Act of 2019
- S. 803: Restoring Investment in Improvements Act
- S. 733: Consumer Financial Choice and Capital Markets Protection Act of 2019
- S. 692: Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2019
- S. 710: Social Security Fairness for Firefighters and Police Officers Act
From Jan 2011 to May 2019, Toomey missed 103 of 2,360 roll call votes, which is 4.4%. This is much worse than the median of 1.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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