Matsui is the representative for California’s 6th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2013. Matsui is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021 unless re-elected.
She was previously the representative for California’s 5th congressional district as a Democrat from 2005 to 2012.
Read our 2019 Report Card for Matsui.
Matsui 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 Matsui has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Aug 11, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Doris Matsui sits on the following committees:
Matsui was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.J.Res. 60: Requesting the Secretary of the Interior to authorize unique and one-time arrangements for displays on the National Mall and the Washington Monument during the period beginning on July ...
- H.R. 2293 (113th): Flood Control Credit Act of 2013
- H.R. 3360 (111th): Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act of 2010
- H.R. 4805 (111th): Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act
- H.J.Res. 65 (110th): Providing for the appointment of John W. McCarter as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
Does 5 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).
Matsui sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (35%) Science, Technology, Communications (19%) Labor and Employment (11%) Energy (11%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (5%) Transportation and Public Works (5%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (5%)
Some of Matsui’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 7838: To provide for certain temporary waivers with respect to the 340B drug discount ...
- H.R. 7839: To amend the Medicare IVIG Access and Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers Act ...
- H.J.Res. 87: Providing for the reappointment of Michael M. Lynton as a citizen regent of ...
- H.J.Res. 88: Providing for the appointment of Franklin D. Raines as a citizen regent of ...
- H.R. 6684: Yolo Bypass System Improvement Act of 2020
- H.Res. 899: Recognizing the contributions of AmeriCorps members and alumni to the lives of the ...
- H.R. 6251: Educational Award Parity Act
From Mar 2005 to Jul 2020, Matsui missed 111 of 10,906 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. This is better than the median of 2.2% 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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