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Rep. Thomas Foglietta

Former Representative from Pennsylvania’s 1st District, Democrat

Foglietta, a Democrat, was the representative for Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district from 1981 to 1997.

Photo of Rep. Thomas Foglietta [D-PA1, 1981-1997]


Our unique analysis of the bills Foglietta 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 1998. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Foglietta is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Foglietta was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Foglietta sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (18%) Commerce (13%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Finance and Financial Sector (13%) Law (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Labor and Employment (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1981 to Nov 1997, Foglietta missed 954 of 8,471 roll call votes, which is 11.3%. This is much worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1997. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: