Lee 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 Lee has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Dec 8, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Barbara Lee sits on the following committees:
Lee was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4373: Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2022
- H.R. 1923 (116th): Circulating Collectible Coin Redesign Act of 2020
- H.R. 1409 (109th): Assistance for Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children in Developing Countries Act of 2005
Does 3 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).
Lee sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (29%) International Affairs (22%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (10%) Education (9%) Taxation (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Social Welfare (7%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Lee recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.Res. 1504: Supporting the goals of World AIDS Day.
- H.R. 9105: NMC Act
- H.Res. 1370: Supporting the goals and ideals of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day.
- H.R. 8855: Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Centers Act of 2022
- H.R. 8535: Shirley Chisholm Congressional Gold Medal Act
- H.R. 8282: Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2023
- H.R. 8040: People Over Pentagon Act of 2022
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Apr 1998 to Dec 2022, Lee missed 521 of 15,872 roll call votes, which is 3.3%. This is worse than the median of 2.1% 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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