Read our 2017 Report Card for Lowenthal.
Lowenthal is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Lowenthal has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
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Alan Lowenthal sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Natural Resources
- House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Lowenthal was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 6323 (114th): To name the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system in Long Beach, California, the “Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center”.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Lowenthal sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (38%) Energy (15%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (10%) Environmental Protection (8%) Taxation (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Transportation and Public Works (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%)
Some of Lowenthal’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6033: International Human Rights Defense Act of 2018
- H.R. 5885: WILD Act
- H.R. 5763: Albatross and Petrel Conservation Act
- H.Res. 848: Recognizing the 43rd anniversary of the Fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975.
- H.Res. 661: Reaffirming the commitment of the United States to promote democracy, human rights, and ...
- H.Res. 660: Recognizing the 2d anniversary of the adoption of the international Paris Agreement on ...
- H.Res. 653: Recognizing the 69th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the ...
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S. 612: A bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the “George P. Kazen Federal Building ...
Dec 8, 2016. Passed 360/61.
H.R. 4127: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Dec 1, 2015. Passed 364/58.
H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.R. 4681 (113th): Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015
Dec 10, 2014. Passed 325/100.
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 1947 (113th): Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
Jun 20, 2013. Failed 195/234.
H.R. 933 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013
Mar 6, 2013. Passed 267/151.
From Jan 2013 to Sep 2018, Lowenthal missed 56 of 3,638 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is better than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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