Rep. Summer Lee
Representative for Pennsylvania’s 12th District
Lee proposed $32 million in earmarks for fiscal year 2024, including:
- $7 million to PennDOT District 11 for “McKeesport Duquesne Bridge Preservation”
- $5 million to Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for “SR 2046, Streets Run Road Resurfacing”
- $3.5 million to Tree of Life, Inc. for “Tree of Life Educational Space Rebuild”
These are earmark requests which may or may not survive the legislative process to becoming law. Most representatives from both parties requested earmarks for fiscal year 2024. Across representatives who requested earmarks, the median total amount requested for this fiscal year was $39 million.
Earmarks are federal expenditures, tax benefits, or tariff benefits requested by a legislator for a specific entity. Rather than being distributed through a formula or competitive process administered by the executive branch, earmarks may direct spending where it is most needed for the legislator's district. All earmark requests in the House of Representatives are published online for the public to review. We don’t have earmark requests for senators. The fiscal year begins on October 1 of the prior calendar year. Source: Appropriations.house.gov. Background: Earmark Disclosure Rules in the House
Lee 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 Lee has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Sep 22, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
Summer Lee sits on the following committees:
Lee recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 4955: To name the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in …
- H.R. 4876: Equality in Laws Act
- H.R. 4877: Abandoned Well Remediation Research and Development Act
- H.R. 3645: To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish emergency grants to safeguard …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2023 to Sep 2023, Lee missed 0 of 403 roll call votes, which is 0.0%. This is better than the median of 1.7% 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, major life events, and running for higher office.
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