He was previously the representative for California’s 21st congressional district as a Republican from 2003 to 2012.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
In 2018, the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) announced it was investigating Nunes for receiving campaign contributions in excess of limits and from prohibited entities.
|Mar. 20, 2018||Federal Elections Commission sent a letter to Nunes' campaign treasurer|
Read our 2019 Report Card for Nunes.
Nunes 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 Nunes has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Nov 20, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Devin Nunes sits on the following committees:
Nunes was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4478 (115th): FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017
- H.R. 4127 (114th): Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
- H.R. 3043 (113th): Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act of 2014
- H.R. 4849 (112th): Sequoia and King Canyon National Parks Backcountry Access Act
- H.R. 5825 (110th): Hubbard Act
- H.R. 2383 (109th): To redesignate the facility of the Bureau of Reclamation located at 19550 Kelso Road in Byron, California, as the “C.W. `Bill’ Jones Pumping Plant”.
- H.R. 4015 (109th): Milk Regulatory Equity Act of 2005
Does 7 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).
Nunes sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Nunes’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 7555: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to add a new medical ...
- H.R. 7556: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make a portion of ...
- H.R. 7181: Holding China Accountable Act
- H.R. 5817: Fair and Honest Advance Cost Estimate for Patients Act of 2020
- H.R. 340: Tulare Youth Recreation and Women’s History Enhancement Act
- H.R. 6444 (115th): Capital Gains Inflation Relief Act
- H.R. 6290 (115th): Public Employee Pension Transparency Act
From Jan 2003 to Nov 2020, Nunes missed 332 of 12,239 roll call votes, which is 2.7%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% 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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