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Rep. David Valadao

Representative from California’s 21st District, Republican

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

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Valadao.

Sponsorship Analysis

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

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

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 about one third or more 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 (44%) Taxation (19%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Valadao’s Vote Vote Description
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 2017, Valadao missed 25 of 3,060 roll call votes, which is 0.8%. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 1 explanation for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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