Jason saw 29 of his legislative initiatives signed into law during his three terms in Congress. Some examples:
The nonpartisan National Journal rated Jason's partisan voting record to be at the exact midpoint of the House. When ranking the members of the House from Most Liberal (1) to Most Conservative (435), Jason's voting record was ranked 218, giving him the most moderate voting record in the House.
Jason's work to cross the aisle and achieve compromise is best exemplified by his 2011 bill to modernize the charter of the American Legion. The bill gained 432 cosponsors, which remains the most cosponsors ever to sign on to a congressional bill in American history.
Jason regularly served as Speaker Pro Tempore, the presiding officer of the House. In all, he served 160 hours in the Speaker's Chair presiding over House debates during his time in office.
Jason served two terms as Chairman of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. As chair, he presided over numerous hearings related to issues important to small businesses, such as health care, government regulations, taxes, and energy costs. He twice introduced and won passage in the House major legislation providing small businesses increased access to venture capital and angel investment funding.
House members are allotted an annual budget to run their offices in Washington, DC and in their home districts. Many members choose to spend every penny in administering their offices. Not Jason. Over the course of his three terms in office, Jason ran his offices so efficiently that he returned $1 million in unused funds to the American taxpayers.
Following the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Jason was contacted by the family of two constituents who ran an orphanage in Haiti. They wanted to leave the country to ensure the safety of the 54 orphans under their care who were scheduled to be American adoptees. Jason worked with the White House, State Department, government of Haiti, and a team of medical personnel to travel to Haiti in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake. He joined the governor of Pennsylvania in leading a rescue mission resulting in the safe return of Jason's constituents and all 54 orphans under their care. All 54 are now American citizens.
Jason questions a witness at a House Education and Labor Committee hearing in 2012.
Jason traveled to Baghdad for a 2007 discussion with General Petraeus about the Iraq War.
Jason greets President Obama outside Air Force One in 2010.
Speaker Boehner swears-in Jason to the 112th Congress.
Jason with civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis at the legendary Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama.
Jason during an appearance on CNN’s ”State of the Union” program in 2011.
Jason at the White House with congressional leaders for a bill signing ceremony with President Obama in 2010.
During his 3 terms in Congress, Jason spoke on the House Floor more than 200 times.
Jason at the presidential palace in Yemen for a 2012 congressional delegation meeting with Yemeni President Hadi.
While in office, Jason worked with legendary businessman T. Boone Pickens to promote American energy independence.
Jason with Sen. Edward Kennedy and Speaker Pelosi to celebrate passage of the College Cost Reduction Act of 2007.
Jason and Kelly Altmire meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem.
The nonpartisan group GovTrack complies statistical data evaluating Congress and its members. This chart shows Altmire’s Ideology-Leadership rating for his entire tenure in office, compared to the individual Democrats (blue) and Republicans (red) with whom he served.
During his three terms in office, Jason spoke on the House floor more than 200 times. Here, he speaks about his 2011 bill that gained 432 cosponsors, the most of any congressional bill in American history.
After the catastrophic explosion of the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon in 2010, Jason questions the CEOs of the companies that owned and operated the rig.
Jason regularly testified before Congress about pending issues. From 2012, here Jason testifies before the House Budget Committee about the need to pass a fiscally responsible federal budget.
Jason did hundreds of media interviews during his time in office, but few were more important than this one from 2010. Jason discusses his role in the harrowing rescue mission that brought 54 orphans to America following the devastating earthquake in Haiti.
From 2011, Jason speaks to the American Legion's Annual Conference in Washington D.C. after receiving a special recognition award for his support for military veterans. Jason saw 9 of his legislative initiatives dealing with veterans’ issues become law during his time in office.