Valadao is the representative for California’s 22nd congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2023. Valadao is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. He is 45 years old.
He was previously the representative for California’s 21st congressional district as a Republican from 2021 to 2022; and the representative for California’s 21st congressional district as a Republican from 2013 to 2018.
Read our 2022 Report Card for Valadao.
Valadao 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 Valadao has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Mar 27, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
David Valadao sits on the following committees:
Valadao was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 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).
Valadao sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Water Resources Development (100%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Valadao recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 1430: Determination of NEPA Adequacy Streamlining Act
- H.R. 215: WATER for California Act
- H.R. 9084 (117th): WATER for California Act
- H.R. 9025 (117th): Determination of NEPA Adequacy Streamlining Act
- H.R. 8946 (117th): Online Dating Safety Act of 2022
- H.Res. 1062 (117th): Celebrating the 45th anniversary of San Joaquin Valley College.
- H.R. 4018 (117th): NEED Water Act
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2013 to Mar 2023, Valadao missed 50 of 4,895 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. This is on par with the median of 1.6% 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, major life events, and running for higher office.
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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
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills