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Rep. Thomas H. “Tom” Allen

Former Representative for Maine’s 1st District

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

Photo of Rep. Thomas H. “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 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%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Allen recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Allen voted Aye

Passed 266/152 on Sep 17, 2008.

Allen voted Nay

Passed 227/196 on May 15, 2008.

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 …

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.

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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Primary Sources

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