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Rep. David Valadao

Representative for California’s 21st District

pronounced DAY-vid // vel-uh-DAY-oh

Valadao is the representative for California’s 21st congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. Valadao is next up for reelection in 2018.

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for Valadao.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 liberal–conservative 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. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

David Valadao sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Valadao was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was 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

Valadao sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Water Resources Development (35%) Taxation (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Agriculture and Food (10%) International Affairs (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Valadao’s Vote Vote Description
No H.R. 4760: Securing America’s Future Act of 2018
Jun 21, 2018. Failed 193/231.
This bill would make sweeping changes to laws governing legal and illegal immigration. For legal immigration, it would end the diversity program and chain migration by eliminating the visa lottery green card program and green card programs for relatives other than spouses and minor children. ...
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
Nay H.R. 240: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015
Jan 14, 2015. Passed 236/191.
Nay H.R. 5699 (113th): John Muir National Historic Site Expansion Act
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 361/39.
Yea H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
No H.R. 5272 (113th): To prohibit certain actions with respect to deferred action for aliens not lawfully present in the United ...
Aug 1, 2014. Passed 216/192.
Nay H.R. 4935 (113th): Child Tax Credit Improvement Act of 2014
Jul 25, 2014. Passed 237/173.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Sep 2018, Valadao missed 34 of 3,638 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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