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.
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.
Dreier was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5362 (106th): To increase the amount of fees charged to employers who are petitioners for the employment of H-1B non-immigrant workers, and for other purposes.
- H.J.Res. 80 (106th): Continuing Appropriation FY2000 (Sixth)
- H.R. 1622 (105th): To provide for an annual report to Congress concerning diplomatic immunity.
Does 3 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).
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%)
Some of Dreier’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 844 (112th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 8) ...
- H.Res. 841 (112th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the joint resolution (H.J. ...
- H.Res. 808 (112th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6156) to authorize the extension ...
- H.R. 6169 (112th): Pathway to Job Creation through a Simpler, Fairer Tax Code Act of ...
- H.Res. 719 (112th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States ...
- H.R. 5793 (112th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the election ...
- H.Res. 558 (112th): Directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to provide a copy ...
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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills