Rep. Thomas “Tom” Allen

Former Representative from Maine’s 1st District, Democrat

Allen, a Democrat, was the representative for Maine's 1st congressional district from 1997 to 2008.



Our unique analysis of the bills Allen sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2008. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Allen is shown as a purple triangle. (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

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. ProPublica has tracked 48 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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