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 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 from Jan 3, 2017 to Dec 2, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Alan Lowenthal sits on the following committees:
Lowenthal was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 872 (116th): WILD Act
- H.R. 6323 (114th): To name the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system in Long Beach, California, the “Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center”.
Does 2 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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:
Recently Introduced Bills
Lowenthal recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 8922: Southeast Asian Deportation Relief Act of 2022
- H.Res. 1345: Expressing support for the designation of September 13, 2022, as “Intermodal Day”.
- H.R. 8336: Clean Shipping Act of 2022
- H.R. 7861: Plastic Pellet Free Waters Act
- H.R. 7708: Honor Our Commitment Act of 2022
- H.Res. 1068: Recognizing the 47th anniversary of Black April and the Fall of Saigon on …
- H.Res. 847: Recognizing the 73d anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2013 to Dec 2022, Lowenthal missed 132 of 5,625 roll call votes, which is 2.3%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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