Issa is the representative for California’s 50th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2021. Issa is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
He was previously the representative for California’s 49th congressional district as a Republican from 2003 to 2018; and the representative for California’s 48th congressional district as a Republican from 2001 to 2002.
Issa 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 Issa has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to May 24, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Darrell Issa sits on the following committees:
Issa was the primary sponsor of 16 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 3996 (115th): Protecting Access to the Courts for Taxpayers Act
- H.R. 3324 (115th): KIWI Act
- H.R. 136 (114th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1103 USPS Building 1103 in Camp Pendleton, California, as the “Camp Pendleton Medal of Honor …
- H.R. 4193 (113th): Smart Savings Act
- H.R. 4194 (113th): Government Reports Elimination Act of 2014
- H.R. 4192 (113th): To amend the Act entitled “An Act to regulate the height of buildings in the District of Columbia” to clarify the rules of the District of Columbia …
- H.R. 2668 (112th): Brian A. Terry Memorial Act
Does 16 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).
Issa sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
Issa recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 7705: Supreme Court Police Parity Act of 2022
- H.R. 7582: No Free TRIPS Act
- H.R. 7159: To terminate certain waivers of sanctions with respect to Iran issued in connection …
- H.R. 7129: To prohibit the importation of crude oil from Iran.
- H.R. 7059: No Alternatives to Detention for Illegals Act of 2022
- H.R. 5909: To authorize the President to award the Medal of Honor to E. Royce …
- H.R. 5902: CLEAR Patents Act of 2021
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2001 to May 2022, Issa missed 469 of 12,988 roll call votes, which is 3.6%. 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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