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Rep. Mike Doyle (D)

Mike Doyle Contact
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DC Contact Information

Phone: 202-225-2135

Address: 239 CHOB, DC 20515

Websites: doyle.house.gov
State Office Contact Information

Phone: (412) 390-1499

Address: 2637 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh PA 15203-5109

Penn Hills PA

Phone: (412) 241-6055

Fax: (412) 241-6820

Address: 11 Duff Road, Penn Hills PA 15235-3263

McKeesport PA

Phone: (412) 664-4049

Fax: (412) 664-4053

Address: 627 Lysle Boulevard, McKeesport PA 15132-2524

Coraopolis PA

Phone: (412) 264-3460

Address: 1350 Fifth Avenue, Coraopolis PA 15108-2024

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Mike Doyle Committees
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Mike Doyle Biography
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  • Elected: 1994, 10th term.
  • District: Pennsylvania 14
  • Born: Aug. 05, 1953, Pittsburgh
  • Home: Forest Hills
  • Education:

    PA St. U., B.S. 1975

  • Professional Career:

    Insurance agent, 1975–77; Exec. dir., Turtle Creek Valley Citizens Union, 1977–79; Chief of Staff, PA Sen. Frank Pecora, 1978–94; Co–Founder/owner, Eastgate Insurance Agency, 1983–present.

  • Political Career:

    Swissvale Borough Cncl., 1977-81.

  • Ethnicity: White/Caucasian
  • Religion:

    Catholic

  • Family: Married (Susan); 4 children

Mike Doyle, an ardently pro-labor Democrat first elected in 1994, has been the most liberal member of Pennsylvania’s House delegation in recent years, although he tends to take a conservative line on abortion. Read More

Mike Doyle, an ardently pro-labor Democrat first elected in 1994, has been the most liberal member of Pennsylvania’s House delegation in recent years, although he tends to take a conservative line on abortion.

Of Irish and Italian descent, Doyle grew up in the Mon Valley town of Swissvale and worked in steel mills during summers off from Penn State. He became an insurance agent and was elected to the Swissvale Borough Council in 1977, at age 24. In 1978, he became chief of staff to state Sen. Frank Pecora, a Republican. Pecora switched parties in 1992 and briefly gave Democrats control of the state Senate. In 1994, Doyle, who had just switched himself to the Democratic Party, ran for the House seat vacated by Republican Rep. Rick Santorum, who ran successfully for the Senate. Doyle was one of seven Democrats and four Republican candidates. With endorsements from labor unions and community leaders, he won the primary. In the general election, he faced John McCarty, an aide to the late Republican Sen. John Heinz. McCarty was pro-abortion rights and Doyle opposed abortion rights. Doyle also campaigned for sweeping health care changes. In a Republican year, he won 55%-45%.

In the House, Doyle initially had a mixed voting record, often on the right on cultural issues and on the left on economics. During the years in which his party controlled the House and emphasized economics, he became much more of a progressive populist. The pattern has continued with his party in the minority. He has complained that House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget blueprint would “eviscerate” social services. As an anti-abortion Catholic, he helped broker the deal on abortion during the final days of the 2010 health care debate that brought other anti-abortion members of his party on board. Two years earlier, he was among the religious-minded lawmakers living together near the Capitol on C Street who confronted their housemate, Nevada GOP Sen. John Ensign, over his affair with the wife of an aide—a revelation that ultimately led Ensign to resign his seat in 2011.

Doyle rarely seeks attention or causes much of a ruckus. One notable exception was the 2011 debate over raising the federal debt limit, when in a private meeting he reportedly compared Republicans’ negotiating tactics to those of terrorists. Conservative bloggers and commentators heaped criticism on him, and he said, “I wasn’t out to defame anybody.”

On the Energy and Commerce Committee, his focus has been on high-tech initiatives, including increased availability of broadband services in underserved areas. He has been a leading advocate of the “Do Not Call” restrictions on telephone marketers, and won passage in 2008 of a bill to make the national list permanent. Doyle also has worked to reduce foreign imports, and he pushed a bill to create a national historic site at the former U.S. Steel facilities along the Mon River.

During the debate over cap-and-trade legislation, which would cap harmful carbon emissions but allow companies to trade on the right to pollute, he vigorously advocated the interests of steel and other Rust Belt industries, even as he sought to work out a compromise with environmentalists. When Republicans in 2011 voted to slash the Environmental Protection Agency’s power to regulate emissions, Doyle accused the GOP of “scaring American people” into wrongly believing that failure to curb EPA’s authority would cause gas prices to rise. During debate in 2012 over the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, he unsuccessfully offered an amendment that would have required at least three-quarters of the iron and steel in the pipeline to be made in North America.

Before the practice was banned, Doyle was an avid earmarker of spending projects for his district. In 2010, he secured more than $23 million in earmarks, a figure just slightly behind that of fellow Pennsylvania Democrat Chaka Fattah, who sits on the Appropriations Committee. One of Doyle’s favorite beneficiaries is the Doyle Center for Manufacturing Technology in South Oakland, which was started in 2003 by a $1.5 million federal grant he helped secure. He also is active on funding autism research and cracking down on illegal dog-breeding called “puppy mills.”

Doyle has been politically untouchable and he represents the only safe district in western Pennsylvania for a Democrat. His colleagues appreciate Doyle for his efforts managing the Democrats’ team in the annual congressional charity baseball game.

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Mike Doyle Election Results
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2012 General
Mike Doyle (D)
Votes: 251,932
Percent: 76.89%
Hans Lessmann (R)
Votes: 75,702
Percent: 23.11%
2012 Primary
Mike Doyle (D)
Votes: 50,323
Percent: 80.12%
Janis Brooks (D)
Votes: 12,484
Percent: 19.88%
Prior Winning Percentages
2010 (69%), 2008 (91%), 2006 (90%), 2004 (100%), 2002 (100%), 2000 (69%), 1998 (68%), 1996 (56%), 1994 (55%)
Mike Doyle Votes and Bills
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National Journal’s rating system is an objective method of analyzing voting. The liberal score means that the lawmaker’s votes were more liberal than that percentage of his colleagues’ votes. The conservative score means his votes were more conservative than that percentage of his colleagues’ votes. The composite score is an average of a lawmaker’s six issue-based scores. See all NJ Voting

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2013 2012 2011
Economic 81 (L) : 18 (C) 89 (L) : - (C) 72 (L) : 28 (C)
Social 87 (L) : 7 (C) 77 (L) : 23 (C) 80 (L) : - (C)
Foreign 79 (L) : 20 (C) 86 (L) : 13 (C) 88 (L) : - (C)
Composite 83.7 (L) : 16.3 (C) 86.0 (L) : 14.0 (C) 85.3 (L) : 14.7 (C)
Interest Group Ratings

The vote ratings by 10 special interest groups provide insight into a lawmaker’s general ideology and the degree to which he or she agrees with the group’s point of view. Two organizations provide just one combined rating for 2011 and 2012, the two sessions of the 112th Congress. They are the ACLU and the ITIC. About the interest groups.

20112012
FRC00
LCV9177
CFG129
ITIC-50
NTU1615
20112012
COC25-
ACLU-92
ACU80
ADA95100
AFSCME100-
Key House Votes

The key votes show how a member of Congress voted on the major bills of the year. N indicates a "no" vote; Y a "yes" vote. If a member voted "present" or was absent, the bill caption is not shown. For a complete description of the bills included in key votes, see the Almanac's Guide to Usage.

    • Pass GOP budget
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2012
    • End fiscal cliff
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Extend payroll tax cut
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Stop student loan hike
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2012
    • Repeal health care
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2012
    • Raise debt limit
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Pass cut, cap, balance
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Defund Planned Parenthood
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Repeal lightbulb ban
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Add endangered listings
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Speed troop withdrawal
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Regulate financial firms
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Pass tax cuts for some
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Stop detainee transfers
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2010
    • Legalize immigrants' kids
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Repeal don't ask, tell
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Limit campaign funds
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Overturn Ledbetter
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Pass $820 billion stimulus
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Let guns in national parks
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2009
    • Pass cap-and-trade
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Bar federal abortion funds
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Pass health care bill
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Bail out financial markets
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2008
    • Repeal D.C. gun law
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2008
    • Overhaul FISA
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2008
    • Increase minimum wage
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Expand SCHIP
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Raise CAFE standards
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Share immigration data
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2007
    • Foreign aid abortion ban
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2007
    • Ban gay bias in workplace
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Withdraw troops 8/08
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • No operations in Iran
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Free trade with Peru
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2007
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