Read our 2018 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 liberal–conservative 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 16, 2019. 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 (37%) Science, Technology, Communications (23%) Energy (10%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (7%) Water Resources Development (7%) Labor and Employment (7%)
Some of Matsui’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4171: To provide for a transition process to make electromagnetic spectrum between the frequencies ...
- H.R. 4131: Improving Access to Remote Behavioral Health Treatment Act of 2019
- H.R. 3917: Give Our Athletes Level Salaries Act
- H.Res. 503: Recognizing and honoring the 50th anniversary of SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice ...
- H.R. 3811: IoT Standards Leadership Act of 2019
- H.R. 3513: Patsy T. Mink and Louise M. Slaughter Gender Equity in Education Act of ...
- H.R. 3475: SPECTRUM NOW Act
From Mar 2005 to Jul 2019, Matsui missed 111 of 10,541 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 2.0% 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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