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Rep. Tom Marino’s 2018 Report Card

Representative from Pennsylvania's 10th District
Republican
Served Jan 5, 2011 – Jan 3, 2019


These statistics cover Marino’s record during the 115th Congress (Jan 3, 2017-Jan 3, 2019) and compare him to other representatives also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Jan 20, 2019.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make this legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of Marino’s legislative career and make your own judgements based on what activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

 

Supported government transparency the 17th most often compared to All Representatives (tied with 7 others)

GovTrack looked at whether Marino supported any of 32 government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness bills in the House that we identified in this session. We gave Marino 6 points, based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

Marino sponsored H.R. 4458: To amend the Congressional Accountability ...

Marino cosponsored H.R. 522: Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act ...; H.R. 732: Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act ...; H.R. 4494: Congressional Accountability and Hush Fund ...

Compare to all Pennsylvania Delegation (89th percentile); House Republicans (93rd percentile); All Representatives (95th percentile).


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 40th most often compared to House Republicans

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. Of the 205 bills that Marino cosponsored, 23% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Republican. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Pennsylvania Delegation (56th percentile); House Republicans (83rd percentile); All Representatives (58th percentile).

Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.


 

Introduced the 49th most bills compared to House Republicans (tied with 5 others)

Marino introduced 26 bills and resolutions in the 115th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all Pennsylvania Delegation (72nd percentile); House Republicans (77th percentile); All Representatives (76th percentile).


 

Was 68th most absent in votes compared to All Representatives (tied with 1 other)

Marino missed 7.4% of votes (90 of 1,210 votes) in the 115th Congress. View Marino’s Profile »

Compare to all Pennsylvania Delegation (72nd percentile); All Representatives (84th percentile).

The Speaker of the House is not included in this statistic because according to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings, and the delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are also not included because they were not elligible to vote in any roll call votes.


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 90th most bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 13 others)

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 13 of Marino’s 26 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Marino caucused with in the 115th Congress.

Compare to all Pennsylvania Delegation (72nd percentile); House Republicans (73rd percentile); All Representatives (76th percentile).


 

Laws Enacted

Marino introduced 2 bills that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in the 115th Congress. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law. View Enacted Bills »

Those bills were: H.R. 560: To amend the Delaware Water ...; H.R. 1858: To designate the facility of ...

Compare to all Pennsylvania Delegation (61st percentile); House Republicans (53rd percentile); All Representatives (63rd percentile).

The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively. We also exclude bills where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill.


 

Bills Out of Committee

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Marino introduced 4 bills in the 115th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 560: To amend the Delaware Water ...; H.R. 1667: Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act of ...; H.R. 1858: To designate the facility of ...; H.R. 5468: Permitting Litigation Efficiency Act of ...

Compare to all Pennsylvania Delegation (44th percentile); House Republicans (35th percentile); All Representatives (55th percentile).


 

Powerful Cosponsors

4 of Marino’s bills and resolutions in the 115th Congress had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

Those bills were: H.R. 74: REVIEW Act of 2017; H.R. 1667: Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act of ...; H.R. 2644: Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in ...; H.R. 5468: Permitting Litigation Efficiency Act of ...

Compare to all Pennsylvania Delegation (44th percentile); House Republicans (62nd percentile); All Representatives (56th percentile).


 

Working with the Senate

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 2 of Marino’s bills and resolutions had a companion bill in the Senate. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Those bills were: H.R. 2212: CREATES Act of 2017; H.R. 7389: Federal Permitting Reform and Jobs ...

Compare to all Pennsylvania Delegation (33rd percentile); House Republicans (40th percentile); All Representatives (37th percentile).

Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.


 

Committee Positions

Marino held a leadership position on 0 committees and 1 subcommittee, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. View Marino’s Profile »

Compare to all Pennsylvania Delegation (44th percentile); House Republicans (37th percentile); All Representatives (39th percentile).


 

Bills Cosponsored

Marino cosponsored 205 bills and resolutions introduced by other Members of Congress. Cosponsorship shows a willingness to work with others to advance policy goals. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Pennsylvania Delegation (28th percentile); House Republicans (52nd percentile); All Representatives (31st percentile).


 

Cosponsors

Marino’s bills and resolutions had 185 cosponsors in the 115th Congress. Securing cosponsors is an important part of getting support for a bill, although having more cosponsors does not always mean a bill will get a vote. View Bills »

Compare to all Pennsylvania Delegation (61st percentile); House Republicans (48th percentile); All Representatives (41st percentile).


 

Ideology Score

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 115th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Marino’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Pennsylvania Delegation (56th percentile); House Republicans (34th percentile); All Representatives (64th percentile).


 

Leadership Score

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 115th Congress is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Marino’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Pennsylvania Delegation (67th percentile); House Republicans (47th percentile); All Representatives (53rd percentile).


Additional Notes

The Speaker’s Votes: Missed votes are not computed for the Speaker of the House. According to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings.” In practice this means the Speaker of the House rarely votes but is not considered absent.

Leadership/Ideology: The leadership and ideology scores are not displayed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, or, for ideology, for Members of Congress that have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable leadership and ideology statistics.

Missing Bills: We exclude bills from some statistics where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill because the bill’s text was replaced in whole with unrelated provisions (i.e. it became a vehicle for passage of unrelated provisions).

Ranking Members (RkMembs): The chair of a committee is always selected from the political party that holds the most seats in the chamber, called the “majority party”. The “ranking member” (sometimes “RkMembs”) is the title given to the senior-most member of the committee not in the majority party.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores are Members of Congress whose first term (in the same chamber at the end of the 115th Congress) was the 115th Congress (freshmen) or 114th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.