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Rep. Tim Holden

Former Representative for Pennsylvania’s 17th District

Holden was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 17th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2003 to 2012.

He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania’s 6th congressional district as a Democrat from 1993 to 2002.

Photo of Rep. Tim Holden [D-PA17, 2003-2012]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Holden is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013 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 Holden sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Holden 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 at least about half 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

Holden sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (18%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (18%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Agriculture and Food (9%) Social Welfare (6%) Commerce (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Holden’s Vote Vote Description
Aye H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
Yea H.R. 2608 (112th): Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012
Sep 21, 2011. Failed 195/230.
No H.R. 2218 (112th): Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act
Sep 13, 2011. Passed 365/54.
Not Voting H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
Yea S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Yea H.R. 2638 (110th): Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009
Sep 24, 2008. Passed 370/58.
Yea H.Res. 1031 (110th): Providing for the adoption of the resolution (H. Res. 895) establishing within the House of Representatives an ...
Mar 11, 2008. Passed 229/182.
No 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.
Nay H.R. 556 (110th): Foreign Investment and National Security Act of 2007
Jul 11, 2007. Passed 370/45.
Nay 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 1993 to Jan 2013, Holden missed 404 of 13,431 roll call votes, which is 3.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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