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 Mar 3, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
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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:
Crime and Law Enforcement (21%) International Affairs (21%) Emergency Management (13%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Immigration (10%) Environmental Protection (8%) Government Operations and Politics (8%)
Some of Perry’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 1586: To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of ...
- H.R. 1513: To require that all Special Drawing Rights allocations be authorized by Congress in ...
- H.Res. 160: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the International Olympic Committee ...
- H.R. 1168: To prohibit all United States assessed and voluntary contributions to the World Health ...
- H.R. 1169: To prohibit all United States assessed and voluntary contributions to the United Nations ...
- H.R. 829: Empower our Girls Act
- H.J.Res. 13: Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution requiring that each agency and ...
From Jan 2013 to Mar 2021, Perry missed 67 of 4,755 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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