Rep. Dennis Cardoza

Former Representative from California’s 18th District, Democrat

Cardoza, a Democrat, was the representative for California's 18th congressional district from 2003 to 2012.



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Cardoza is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Cardoza sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (21%) Agriculture and Food (14%) Housing and Community Development (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Commerce (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 2003 to Aug 2012, Cardoza missed 546 of 7,469 roll call votes, which is 7.3%. This is much worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Aug 2012. ProPublica has tracked 13 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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