She was previously the representative for California’s 38th congressional district as a Democrat from 2003 to 2012; and the representative for California’s 34th congressional district as a Democrat from 1999 to 2002.
Read our 2018 Report Card for Napolitano.
Napolitano 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 Napolitano has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Feb 19, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Grace Napolitano sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
- Chair, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
House Committee on Natural Resources
- Member, Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife
Napolitano was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3114 (114th): To provide funds to the Army Corps of Engineers to hire veterans and members of the Armed Forces to assist the Corps with curation and historic preservation ...
- H.R. 1284 (108th): To amend the Reclamation Projects Authorization and Adjustment Act of 1992 to increase the Federal share of the costs of the San Gabriel Basin demonstration project.
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).
Napolitano sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Napolitano’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 1162: To establish a grant program for the funding of water recycling and reuse ...
- H.R. 1139: To amend title 49, United States Code, to require the development of public ...
- H.R. 1109: To amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend projects relating ...
- H.R. 6016: Bus Operator and Pedestrian Protection Act
- H.Res. 883: Expressing support for the designation of May 2018 as “Mental Health Month”.
- H.R. 5127: Water Recycling Investment and Improvement Act
- H.Res. 639: Honoring the success of the more-than-a-decade-long process by Southern California locals to create ...
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H.R. 6157: Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019
Sep 26, 2018. Passed 361/61.
H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion for the Department of Defense base budget, which is an increase of $17.1 billion above FY18 levels, and $68.1 billion ...
H.R. 2851: SITSA Act
Jun 15, 2018. Passed 239/142.
More than 20,000 Americans died from synthetic drug overdoses in 2016. That represents 31 percent of all drug overdose deaths, a surging percentage in recent years — more than double the number from 2015. A bill called the Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic ...
H.R. 3978: TRID Improvement Act of 2017
Feb 14, 2018. Passed 271/145.
H.R. 3978 includes the text of 6 bills, H.R. 3978, the TRID Improvement Act, H.R. 1645, the Fostering Innovation Act of 2017, H.R. 4546, the National Securities Exchange Regulatory Parity Act, H.R. 3948, the Protection of Source Code Act, H.R. 2948, to amend the S.A.F.E. ...
H.R. 2706: Financial Institution Customer Protection Act of 2017
Dec 11, 2017. Passed 395/2.
H.R. 2706 establishes requirements for the termination of bank accounts to prohibit federal banking regulators from formally or informally suggesting, requesting, or ordering a depository institution to terminate either a specific customer account, or group of customer accounts, except in specific circumstances affecting national security. ...
H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...
H.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating ...
Feb 16, 2017. Passed 230/188.
Joe Biden never got the opportunity to break a single 50-50 Senate tie in eight years as vice president. Mike Pence has already broken two. One from last month has since become law: a measure allowing states to withhold federal Planned Parenthood funding. (The other ...
H.R. 5771 (113th): Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014
Dec 3, 2014. Passed 378/46.
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant legislative change to the U.S. patent system since the ...
H.Res. 317 (111th): Recognizing the region from Manhattan, Kansas, to Columbia, Missouri, as the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, and ...
Sep 15, 2009. Passed 312/108.
H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.
From Jan 1999 to Feb 2019, Napolitano missed 714 of 13,608 roll call votes, which is 5.2%. This is much worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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