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Papers: ca. 2006-2012, 209 folders.
The Jason Altmire Congressional Papers document the Western Pennsylvania politicians career in the United States House of Representatives. Rep. Altmire, a Democrat, was elected in 2006 to represent the Pennsylvania 4th congressional district (PA-04), which at the time included parts of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence, Mercer, and Westmoreland counties. During his tenure, Rep. Altmire successfully introduced 29 pieces of legislation which became law, spoke over 200 times on the House floor, served on several brief occassions as the Speaker Pro Tempore, cast 4,732 consecutive votes, and returned nearly $1 million in unspent funds by the end of his third term. Serving on the House Committees for Education and Labor, Small Business, and Transportation and Infrastructure, he was an advocate for military veterans and their families, health care reform, investment in small business and energy, and government reform. Rep. Altmire gained notoriety for his opposition as a Democrat to the 2010 health care reform law known as the Affordable Care Act. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.