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Rep. Anna Eshoo’s 2020 Report Card

Representative from California's 18th District
Democrat
Serving Jan 3, 2013 – Jan 3, 2023


These statistics cover Eshoo’s record during the 116th Congress (Jan 3, 2019-Jan 3, 2021) and compare her to other representatives also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Jan 30, 2021.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make this legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of Eshoo’s legislative career and make your own judgements based on what activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

 

Wrote the 17th most laws compared to Serving 10+ Years (tied with 14 others)

Eshoo introduced 3 bills that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in the 116th Congress. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law. View Enacted Bills »

Those bills were: H.R. 269: Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and ...; H.R. 1520: Further Extension of Continuing Appropriations ...; H.R. 7096: National AI Research Resource Task ...

Compare to all California Delegation (73rd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (83rd percentile); House Democrats (76th percentile); All Representatives (84th percentile).

The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively. We also exclude bills where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill.


 

Got bicameral support on the 34th most bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 8 others)

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 10 of Eshoo’s bills and resolutions had a companion bill in the Senate. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Those bills were: H.Res. 968: Recognizing the essential role of ...; H.R. 2354: Prevention of Unconstitutional War with ...; H.R. 4924: Smoke Planning and Research Act ...; H.R. 5659: Protecting Community Television Act; H.R. 6701: Ensuring Understanding of COVID–19 to ...; H.R. 6752: Invest in Child Safety Act; H.R. 6814: Supporting Con­nec­tiv­ity for Higher Education ...; H.R. 6866: Public Health Emergency Privacy Act; H.R. 7096: National AI Research Resource Task ...; H.R. 8379: Improving Cybersecurity of Small Organizations ...

Compare to all California Delegation (88th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (87th percentile); House Democrats (84th percentile); All Representatives (90th percentile).

Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.


 

Introduced the 38th most bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 1 other)

Eshoo introduced 47 bills and resolutions in the 116th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all California Delegation (82nd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (86th percentile); House Democrats (86th percentile); All Representatives (91st percentile).


 

Got influential cosponsors the 46th most often compared to All Representatives (tied with 7 others)

10 of Eshoo’s bills and resolutions in the 116th Congress had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

Those bills were: H.R. 269: Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and ...; H.R. 273: Presidential Tax Transparency Act of ...; H.R. 1520: Further Extension of Continuing Appropriations ...; H.R. 2355: Regulatory Oversight Barring Obnoxious Calls ...; H.R. 3033: H-4 Employment Protection Act of ...; H.R. 3836: WIRED Act; H.R. 4924: Smoke Planning and Research Act ...; H.R. 6215: Honest Census Communications Act; H.R. 6866: Public Health Emergency Privacy Act; H.R. 7070: COVID–19 Pandemic Moment of Silence ...

Compare to all California Delegation (73rd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (82nd percentile); House Democrats (79th percentile); All Representatives (88th percentile).


 

Got the 66th most cosponsors on their bills compared to All Representatives

Eshoo’s bills and resolutions had 717 cosponsors in the 116th Congress. Securing cosponsors is an important part of getting support for a bill, although having more cosponsors does not always mean a bill will get a vote. View Bills »

Compare to all California Delegation (61st percentile); Serving 10+ Years (78th percentile); House Democrats (73rd percentile); All Representatives (85th percentile).


 

Cosponsored the 67th most bills compared to All Representatives

Eshoo cosponsored 640 bills and resolutions introduced by other Members of Congress. Cosponsorship shows a willingness to work with others to advance policy goals. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all California Delegation (67th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (84th percentile); House Democrats (72nd percentile); All Representatives (85th percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 61st most bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 14 others)

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 18 of Eshoo’s 47 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Eshoo caucused with in the 116th Congress.

Compare to all California Delegation (74th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (80th percentile); House Democrats (73rd percentile); All Representatives (83rd percentile).

Cosponsors who caucused with neither the Democratic nor Republican party do not count toward this statistic.


 

Ranked 77th most politically left compared to All Representatives

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 116th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Eshoo’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all California Delegation (39th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (23rd percentile); House Democrats (32nd percentile); All Representatives (17th percentile).


 

Ranked the 89th top leader compared to All Representatives

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 116th Congress is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Eshoo’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all California Delegation (57th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (71st percentile); House Democrats (66th percentile); All Representatives (80th percentile).


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 102nd least often compared to All Representatives

Of the 640 bills that Eshoo cosponsored, 8% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Democrat. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all California Delegation (51st percentile); Serving 10+ Years (30th percentile); House Democrats (43rd percentile); All Representatives (23rd percentile).

Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.


 

Bills Out of Committee

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Eshoo introduced 4 bills in the 116th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 269: Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and ...; H.R. 1420: Energy Efficient Government Technology Act; H.R. 1520: Further Extension of Continuing Appropriations ...; H.R. 7096: National AI Research Resource Task ...

Compare to all California Delegation (39th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (55th percentile); House Democrats (38th percentile); All Representatives (59th percentile).


 

Committee Positions

Eshoo held a leadership position on 0 committees and 1 subcommittee, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. View Eshoo’s Profile »

Compare to all California Delegation (27th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (19th percentile); House Democrats (40th percentile); All Representatives (42nd percentile).


 

Missed Votes

Eshoo missed 2.4% of votes (23 of 954 votes) in the 116th Congress. View Eshoo’s Profile »

Compare to all California Delegation (67th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (48th percentile); All Representatives (54th percentile).

The Speaker of the House, per current House rules, is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings” and is never recorded as missing a vote, and may not be included in the comparison with other representatives if not voting. The delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are not eligible to vote in most roll call votes and so may not appear here if not elligible for any vote during the time period of these statistics.


Additional Notes

Leadership/Ideology: The leadership and ideology scores are not displayed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, or, for ideology, for Members of Congress that have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable leadership and ideology statistics.

Missing Bills: We exclude bills from some statistics where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill because the bill’s text was replaced in whole with unrelated provisions (i.e. it became a vehicle for passage of unrelated provisions).

Ranking Members (RkMembs): The chair of a committee is always selected from the political party that holds the most seats in the chamber, called the “majority party”. The “ranking member” (sometimes “RkMembs”) is the title given to the senior-most member of the committee not in the majority party.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores are Members of Congress whose first term (in the same chamber at the end of the 116th Congress) was the 116th Congress (freshmen) or 115th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.