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Sen. Patrick “Pat” Toomey

Senator for Pennsylvania

pronounced PAT-chrik // TOO-mee

Toomey is the junior senator from Pennsylvania and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 5, 2011. Toomey is next up for reelection in 2022.

He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 15th congressional district as a Republican from 1999 to 2004.

Photo of Sen. Patrick “Pat” Toomey [R-PA]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Toomey.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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

Committee Membership

Patrick “Pat” Toomey sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Toomey was the primary sponsor of 14 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

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%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Toomey voted Nay

Conference Report Agreed to 83/16 on Feb 14, 2019.

This bill, in its final form, funded the parts of the federal government whose funding was to lapse on February 15, 2019. On December 22, ...

Toomey voted Nay

Conference Report Agreed to 87/13 on Dec 11, 2018.

See the Congressional Research Service's 122-page summary of the bill. * * * H.R. 2 amends and extends major programs for income support, food and ...

Toomey voted Nay

Motion Agreed to 86/12 on Jul 31, 2018.

The House Amendment to S. 1182 extends the National Flood Insurance Program, which is set to expire July 31, 2018, through November 30, 2018. This ...

Toomey voted Yea

Bill Passed 72/26 on Sep 28, 2016.

The Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act (H.R. 5325) is an appropriations ...

Toomey voted Yea

Conference Report Agreed to 83/16 on Dec 3, 2015.

H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the ...

Toomey voted Nay

Bill Passed 65/34 on Jul 30, 2015.

This vote turned H.R 22, originally the Hire More Heroes Act, into the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision ...

Toomey voted Nay

Bill Passed 76/16 on Dec 16, 2014.

Toomey voted Yea

Joint Resolution Passed 78/22 on Sep 18, 2014.

Toomey voted Yea

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

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