Read our 2019 Report Card for Lee.
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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to May 22, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Barbara Lee sits on the following committees:
Lee was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 1409 (109th): Assistance for Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children in Developing Countries Act of 2005
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).
Lee sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (25%) Health (23%) Education (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (10%) Social Welfare (9%) Taxation (7%) Government Operations and Politics (6%)
Some of Lee’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6054: REPEAL HIV Discrimination Act of 2020
- H.R. 5922: Ronald V. Dellums Memorial Fellowship for Women of Color in STEAM and National ...
- H.R. 5917: Gun Records Restoration and Preservation Act
- H.Con.Res. 84: Supporting the goals and ideals of No Name-Calling Week in bringing attention to ...
- H.Con.Res. 78: Supporting the goals and ideals of World AIDS Day.
- H.R. 5066: Tax Excessive CEO Pay Act of 2019
- H.Res. 654: Supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
From Apr 1998 to May 2020, Lee missed 509 of 14,779 roll call votes, which is 3.4%. This is worse than the median of 2.2% 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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