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Rep. David Dreier

Former Representative for California’s 26th District

Dreier was the representative for California’s 26th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2003 to 2012.

He was previously the representative for California’s 28th congressional district as a Republican from 1993 to 2002; the representative for California’s 33rd congressional district as a Republican from 1983 to 1992; and the representative for California’s 35th congressional district as a Republican from 1981 to 1982.

Photo of Rep. David Dreier [R-CA26, 2003-2012]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Dreier is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013 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 Dreier sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 1, 2013. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Dreier was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Dreier sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (32%) Economics and Public Finance (20%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (16%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%) International Affairs (8%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%) Immigration (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Dreier’s Vote Vote Description
Aye H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant legislative change to the U.S. patent system since the ...
Nay H.Res. 1178 (111th): Directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to compile the cost estimates prepared by the Congressional ...
Jun 9, 2010. Passed 390/22.
Nay H.R. 946 (111th): Plain Writing Act of 2010
Mar 17, 2010. Passed 386/33.
Signed into law on October 13, 2010 by President Obama, the Plain Writing Act of 2010 (H.R. 946; Pub.L. 111–274) is a United States federal law that requires that federal executive agencies: Use plain writing in every covered document that the agency issues or substantially ...
No H.R. 2728 (111th): William Orton Law Library Improvement and Modernization Act
Jul 30, 2009. Passed 383/44.
Aye H.Res. 1517 (110th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 3997) to amend the Internal Revenue ...
Sep 29, 2008. Passed 220/198.
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
Nay H.Res. 734 (110th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the withholding of information relating to corruption in ...
Oct 16, 2007. Passed 395/21.
Nay H.R. 1982 (110th): Rural Housing and Economic Development Improvement Act of 2007
Jul 16, 2007. Passed 350/49.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1981 to Jan 2013, Dreier missed 367 of 18,814 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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