Rep. David Dreier

Former Representative from California’s 26th District, Republican

Dreier, a Republican, was the representative for California's 26th congressional district from 2003 to 2012.

He was previously the representative for California's 28th congressional district (1993-2002); the representative for California's 33rd congressional district (1983-1992); and the representative for California's 35th congressional district (1981-1982).



Our unique analysis of the bills Dreier sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Dreier is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Dreier was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

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%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%) Immigration (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%) International Affairs (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 change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
Yea S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
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, 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 revises Train employees ...
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.
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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