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 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
She was previously the representative for California’s 5th congressional district as a Democrat from 2005 to 2012.
Read our 2020 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 3, 2017 to Jun 17, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Doris Matsui sits on the following committees:
Matsui was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 941: TRANSPLANT Act of 2021
- H.R. 1202: FASTER Act of 2021
- H.R. 5668 (116th): MODERN Labeling Act of 2020
- H.J.Res. 87 (116th): Providing for the reappointment of Michael M. Lynton as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
- H.J.Res. 88 (116th): Providing for the appointment of Franklin D. Raines as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
- H.R. 2647 (116th): Safer Occupancy Furniture Flammability Act
- H.J.Res. 60 (116th): 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 ...
Does 11 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:
Some of Matsui’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4005: To direct the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to establish ...
- H.R. 3612: To direct the Secretary of Commerce to establish a working group to recommend ...
- H.R. 3611: To prohibit the discriminatory use of personal information by online platforms in any ...
- H.R. 3522: To direct the Secretary of Energy to establish a grant program to facilitate ...
- H.R. 3203: To enable certain hospitals that were participating in or applied for the drug ...
- H.R. 2097: STORE Nuclear Fuel Act of 2021
- H.R. 1931: Japanese American Confinement Education Act
From Mar 2005 to Jun 2021, Matsui missed 119 of 11,153 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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