Rep. Darrell Issa

Representative from California’s 49th District, Republican

Issa, a Republican, has been the representative for California's 49th congressional district since Jan 7, 2003 (next election in 2016) (map).

He was previously the representative for California's 48th congressional district (2001-2002).



Our unique analysis of the bills Issa has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his 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). Issa is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Issa for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Darrell Issa sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Issa sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (50%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (10%) Immigration (9%) Commerce (9%) Health (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2001 to Sep 2016, Issa missed 340 of 11,049 roll call votes, which is 3.1%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 20 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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