Rep. Diane Watson

Former Representative from California’s 33rd District, Democrat

Watson, a Democrat, was the representative for California's 33rd congressional district from 2003 to 2010.

She was previously the representative for California's 32nd congressional district (2001-2002).



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Watson is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Watson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (20%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Education (14%) Health (11%) Arts, Culture, Religion (11%) Sports and Recreation (10%) Commerce (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jun 2001 to Dec 2010, Watson missed 416 of 6,808 roll call votes, which is 6.1%. This is much worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. 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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