Rep. Tim Holden

Former Representative from Pennsylvania’s 17th District, Democrat

Holden, a Democrat, was the representative for Pennsylvania's 17th congressional district from 2003 to 2012.

He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district (1993-2002).



Our unique analysis of the bills Holden 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 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Holden is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Holden sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

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

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

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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