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Rep. Ryan Costello

Representative for Pennsylvania’s 6th District

pronounced RĪ-uhn // kahs-TE-loh

Costello is the representative for Pennsylvania’s 6th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He 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 2017 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: 67% Human Rights Campaign: 64% FreedomWorks: 47% NumbersUSA: 40% The Club for Growth: 35% League of Conservation Voters: 27% American Civil Liberties Union: 23% NIAC Action: D Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 14%

Committee Membership

Ryan Costello sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Costello was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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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

Costello sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (38%) Health (25%) Education (25%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%)

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 S. 140: A bill to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund.
Jan 10, 2018. Passed 239/173.
The Rules Committee Print includes the text of S. 140, to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund, S. 249, a bill to provide that the pueblo of Santa ...
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 Sep 2018, Costello missed 64 of 2,434 roll call votes, which is 2.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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