Sen. Patrick “Pat” Toomey

Senator from Pennsylvania, Republican

Toomey, a Republican, has been the junior senator from Pennsylvania since Jan 5, 2011 (next election in 2016).

He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district (1999-2004).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Toomey has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Toomey is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Toomey for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Patrick “Pat” Toomey sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Toomey sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (37%) Crime and Law Enforcement (16%) Finance and Financial Sector (14%) Taxation (10%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) International Affairs (5%) Sports and Recreation (5%) Government Operations and Politics (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Toomey’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed.
Nay H.R. 636: Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016
Jul 13, 2016. Motion Agreed to.
Yea S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed.
Nay S. 2012: Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015
Apr 20, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Nay H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed.
Yea S. 1177: Every Child Achieves Act of 2015
Jul 16, 2015. Bill Passed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Dec 2016, Toomey missed 71 of 1,641 roll call votes, which is 4.3%. This is much worse than the median of 1.8% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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