Todd Platts represents the people of Pennsylvania's 19th District in the United States Congress. Sworn in as a member of the House of Representatives in January 2001, Todd serves the residents of Adams, Cumberland, and York Counties.
Since being elected to Congress, Todd has championed several major legislative initiatives. He was the lead Republican sponsor of legislation (H.R. 2142) signed into law in January 2011 to give Congress and the American people the tools to better evaluate the effectiveness of federal government programs. In 2007, Todd was the lead Republican sponsor of the first increase in fuel efficiency standards signed into law in over 30 years—decreasing our reliance on foreign oil. In 2005, Todd helped lead efforts in Congress to improve public access to government documents, which led to the signing of an Executive Order by President George W. Bush to improve the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act. In October 2004, President George W. Bush signed into law a bill sponsored by Todd to increase financial accountability standards at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Todd has also advocated for legislation to make campaign finance laws more transparent and for providing protections for federal employees who report waste, fraud and abuse.
Todd serves on three committees in the U.S. House of Representatives: the Committee on Education and the Workforce, the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Within those committees, Congressman Platts serves as a member of six subcommittees and as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management.
Todd is one of the few Members of Congress who refuses to accept special interest, or PAC, contributions. He commutes daily when Congress is in session from Washington, D.C. to his home in York and he remains an active community volunteer. Todd is a devoted husband to wife Leslie, and a proud father to their children T.J. and Tommy.