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Rep. Thomas “Tom” Allen

Former Representative for Maine’s 1st District

Allen was the representative for Maine’s 1st congressional district as a Democrat. He served from 1997 to 2008.

Photo of Rep. Thomas “Tom” Allen [D-ME1, 1997-2008]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Allen is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2008 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 Allen sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 10, 2008. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Allen sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (20%) Economics and Public Finance (17%) Health (13%) Science, Technology, Communications (13%) Commerce (12%) Social Welfare (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%) Law (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Allen’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Allen’s Vote Vote Description
Aye H.R. 6842 (110th): Second Amendment Enforcement Act
Sep 17, 2008. Passed 266/152.
Nay H.R. 2642 (110th): Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008
May 15, 2008. Passed 227/196.
The Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 is Title V of the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2008, Pub.L. 110–252, H.R. 2642, an Act of Congress which became law on June 30, 2008. The act amended Part III of Title 38, United States Code to ...
Nay H.R. 4156 (110th): Orderly and Responsible Iraq Redeployment Appropriations Act, 2008
Nov 14, 2007. Passed 218/203.
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Dec 2008, Allen missed 157 of 7,708 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is better than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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