Costello was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 6th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2015 to 2018.
Read our 2018 Report Card for Costello.
Costello is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2018 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Costello sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2013 to Dec 21, 2018. See full analysis methodology.
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Costello was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 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).
Costello sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Costello’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5202 (115th): Ensuring Patient Access to Substance Use Disorder Treatments Act of 2018
- H.R. 4813 (115th): WIFI STUDy Act
- H.R. 4666 (115th): Premium Relief Act of 2017
- H.R. 4515 (115th): To amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to provide for …
- H.R. 4183 (115th): Domestic Violence Records Reporting Improvement Act of 2017
- H.R. 3411 (115th): To establish in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration an Automated Driving …
- H.R. 2679 (115th): Match Veterans to Student Loan Protections Act
From Jan 2015 to Dec 2018, Costello missed 65 of 2,535 roll call votes, which is 2.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2018. 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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