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Rep. Ryan Costello

Representative for Pennsylvania’s 6th District

Costello, a Republican, is the representative for Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 6, 2015. Costello is next up for reelection in 2018.

Photo of Rep. Ryan Costello [R-PA6]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Costello.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Costello 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 Costello has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

United States Chamber of Commerce: 100% Americans for Prosperity: 81% Human Rights Campaign: 64% FreedomWorks: 47% The Club for Growth: 35% League of Conservation Voters: 27% American Civil Liberties Union: 23% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 14% NIAC Action: F

Committee Membership

Ryan Costello sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Costello sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (50%) Education (33%) Health (17%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Costello’s Vote Vote Description
No H.R. 1215: Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017
Jun 28, 2017. Passed 218/210.
Health care costs are skyrocketing. Total health care spending went from 7.2 percent of GDP in 1970 to 17.8 percent in 2015. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services projects that it will rise further to 19.9 percent by 2025. Among the causes of this ...
Nay H.R. 511: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015
Nov 17, 2015. Passed 249/177.
Aye 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. ...
Nay 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 ...
Yea 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 ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Nov 2017, Costello missed 37 of 1,962 roll call votes, which is 1.9%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 5 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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