Rep. Thomas “Tom” Petri

Former Representative from Wisconsin’s 6th District, Republican

Petri, a Republican, was the representative for Wisconsin's 6th congressional district from 1979 to 2014.



Our unique analysis of the bills Petri 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 2014. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Petri is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2014 Statistics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Petri for more statistics.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Petri sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (34%) Taxation (20%) Transportation and Public Works (17%) Labor and Employment (11%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%) Social Welfare (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Feb 1979 to Dec 2014, Petri missed 233 of 21,223 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2014. ProPublica has tracked 4 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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