Perry is the representative for Pennsylvania’s 10th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2019. Perry is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 4th congressional district as a Republican from 2013 to 2018.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Perry.
Perry 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 ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Perry has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jun 11, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Scott Perry sits on the following committees:
Perry was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3583 (116th): Federal Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act of 2019
- H.R. 366 (115th): DHS SAVE Act
Does 2 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).
Perry sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (28%) Crime and Law Enforcement (20%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Emergency Management (9%) Environmental Protection (9%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Education (9%) Immigration (9%)
Some of Perry’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3256: To prohibit Federal funding to the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
- H.R. 3213: To amend title 49, United States Code, to allow airport operators to enter ...
- H.R. 3214: To protect children through eliminating visa loopholes.
- H.R. 2938: To prohibit the termination of United States sanctions against Iran unless and until ...
- H.R. 2800: To title 38, United States Code, to permit veterans to grant access to ...
- H.R. 2798: To provide for the withdrawal of the United States from the United Nations ...
- H.R. 2799: To amend the Small Business Act ensure duplicate loans are ineligible under the ...
From Jan 2013 to May 2021, Perry missed 68 of 4,849 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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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