Padilla is the junior senator from California and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 20, 2021. Padilla is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Padilla is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate 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 Padilla has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jun 23, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Alejandro “Alex” Padilla sits on the following committees:
Padilla was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 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).
Padilla sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
Padilla recently introduced the following legislation:
- S. 4480: A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide …
- S. 4482: A bill to help persons in the United States experiencing homelessness and significant …
- S. 4439: Katimiîn and Ameekyáaraam Sacred Lands Act
- S. 4424: Recreation and Public Purposes Tribal Parity Act
- S. 4382: LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games Commemorative Coin Act
- S. 4383: Transportation Assistance for Olympic Cities Act of 2022
- S. 4371: César E. Chávez and the Farmworker Movement National Historical Park Act
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2021 to Jun 2022, Padilla missed 10 of 768 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is better than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of senators 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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills