Rep. Todd Platts

Former Representative from Pennsylvania’s 19th District, Republican

Platts, a Republican, was the representative for Pennsylvania's 19th congressional district from 2001 to 2012.

Photo of Rep. Todd Platts [R-PA19, 2001-2012]

Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Platts 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). Platts is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Platts was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was 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

Platts sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (29%) Social Welfare (21%) Education (12%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Agriculture and Food (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) Social Sciences and History (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Platts’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 6621 (112th): To correct and improve certain provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act and title 35, United States ...
Dec 18, 2012. Passed 308/89.
Aye H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
Aye 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 ...
Aye H.R. 1752 (111th): To provide that the usual day for paying salaries in or under the House of Representatives may ...
Jul 30, 2009. Failed 282/144.
Yea H.R. 31 (111th): Lumbee Recognition Act
Jun 3, 2009. Passed 240/179.
Yea H.R. 7110 (110th): Job Creation and Unemployment Relief Act of 2008
Sep 26, 2008. Passed 264/158.
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.
Aye 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.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.
Aye H.R. 1361 (110th): RECOVER Act
Apr 18, 2007. Passed 267/158.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2001 to Jan 2013, Platts missed 299 of 8,568 roll call votes, which is 3.5%. This is worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. ProPublica has tracked 7 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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