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Rep. Gilbert Cisneros

Representative for California’s 39th District

pronounced GIL-bert // suss-NE-rohss


Cisneros is the representative for California’s 39th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2019. Cisneros is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021 unless re-elected.

Photo of Rep. Gilbert Cisneros [D-CA39]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2019 Report Card for Cisneros.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Cisneros 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 Cisneros has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Sep 18, 2020. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100%

Committee Membership

Gilbert Cisneros sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Cisneros was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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Does 1 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Cisneros sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (100%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Sep 2020, Cisneros missed 2 of 896 roll call votes, which is 0.2%. 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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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: