Rep. Alan Lowenthal

Representative from California’s 47th District, Democrat

Lowenthal, a Democrat, has been the representative for California's 47th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Lowenthal has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Lowenthal is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Lowenthal for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Alan Lowenthal sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Lowenthal sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (33%) Energy (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Taxation (11%) Animals (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Transportation and Public Works (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Lowenthal’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Lowenthal’s Vote Vote Description
No H.R. 4127: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Dec 1, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 308: Keep the Promise Act of 2015
Nov 16, 2015. Failed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2262: SPACE Act of 2015
May 21, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Dec 2016, Lowenthal missed 26 of 2,529 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. 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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Primary Sources

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