Rep. Barbara Lee

Representative from California’s 13th District, Democrat

Lee, a Democrat, has been the representative for California's 13th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

She was previously the representative for California's 9th congressional district (1998-2012).



Our unique analysis of the bills Lee has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Lee is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Lee for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Barbara Lee sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Lee sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (30%) Health (18%) Social Welfare (13%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Taxation (6%) Education (4%)

Recent Bills

Some of Lee’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Apr 1998 to Sep 2016, Lee missed 461 of 12,711 roll call votes, which is 3.6%. This is worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 264 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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