LaMalfa is the representative for California’s 1st congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. LaMalfa is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Read our 2020 Report Card for LaMalfa.
LaMalfa 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 LaMalfa has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Mar 3, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
LaMalfa was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 317 (116th): Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Land Affirmation Act of 2019
- H.R. 6655 (115th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 44160 State Highway 299 East Suite 1 in McArthur, California, as the “Janet Lucille Oilar ...
- H.R. 2212 (114th): To take certain Federal lands located in Lassen County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Susanville Indian Rancheria, and for other purposes.
Does 3 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).
LaMalfa sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Public Lands and Natural Resources (28%) Government Operations and Politics (19%) Native Americans (12%) Environmental Protection (9%) Taxation (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%) Health (6%)
Some of LaMalfa’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 938: To require the Director of the Office of Personnel Management to create a ...
- H.R. 940: To establish a categorical exclusion for electric utility rights-of-way, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 939: To exempt certain wildfire mitigation activities from certain environmental requirements, and for other ...
- H.R. 228: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2141 ...
- H.R. 8815 (116th): Election Certainty Act
- H.R. 8170 (116th): Wildland Firefighter Recognition Act
- H.R. 8013 (116th): End Taxpayer Funding of Gender Experimentation Act of 2020
From Jan 2013 to Mar 2021, LaMalfa missed 137 of 4,755 roll call votes, which is 2.9%. This is worse 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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