Valadao is the representative for California’s 21st congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2021. Valadao is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
He was previously the representative for California’s 21st congressional district as a Republican from 2013 to 2018.
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, 2017 to Jun 22, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
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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:
Some of Valadao’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4018: To provide drought relief in the State of California, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 737: RENEW WIIN Act
- H.Res. 729 (115th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that countries that are ...
- H.R. 3890 (115th): Making Rural America Count Act
- H.R. 1769 (115th): San Luis Unit Drainage Resolution Act
- H.R. 624 (115th): Social Security Number Fraud Prevention Act of 2017
- H.R. 299 (115th): Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2018
From Jan 2013 to Jun 2021, Valadao missed 43 of 3,911 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 2.1% 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 and major life events.
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