Napolitano is the representative for California’s 32nd congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2013. Napolitano is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
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 2020 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 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 3, 2017 to Jun 21, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Grace Napolitano sits on the following committees:
Napolitano was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3465 (116th): Fallen Journalists Memorial Act
- 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.
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).
Napolitano sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (36%) Transportation and Public Works (16%) Environmental Protection (12%) Water Resources Development (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Immigration (8%)
Some of Napolitano’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3618: To amend title 49, United States Code, to clarify the use of certain ...
- H.Res. 365: Expressing support for the designation of May 2021 as “Mental Health Awareness Month”.
- H.R. 2611: Increasing Behavioral Health Treatment Act
- H.R. 2529: Mental Health for Latinos Act of 2021
- H.R. 2480: Immigrants’ Mental Health Act of 2021
- H.R. 1015: Water Recycling Investment and Improvement Act
- H.R. 721: Mental Health Services for Students Act of 2021
From Jan 1999 to Jun 2021, Napolitano missed 725 of 14,649 roll call votes, which is 4.9%. 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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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