Napolitano is the representative for California’s 31st congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2023. Napolitano is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. She is 86 years old.
She was previously the representative for California’s 32nd congressional district as a Democrat from 2013 to 2022; 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 2022 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, 2019 to Mar 27, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
Grace Napolitano sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
- Water Resources and Environment subcommittee Ranking Member
- House Committee on Natural Resources
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 (44%) Transportation and Public Works (24%) Immigration (12%) Water Resources Development (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Napolitano recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 1201: Increasing Behavioral Health Treatment Act
- H.R. 695: State and Local General Sales Tax Protection Act
- H.Res. 1390 (117th): Expressing support for the protection of Medicare part D’s six protected classes.
- H.J.Res. 96 (117th): Approving the location of a memorial to commemorate America’s commitment to a …
- H.R. 7832 (117th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at …
- H.R. 7762 (117th): USACE Military Personnel Augmentation Act of 2022
- H.Res. 1093 (117th): Expressing support for the designation of May 2022 as “Mental Health Awareness …
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1999 to Mar 2023, Napolitano missed 727 of 15,639 roll call votes, which is 4.6%. This is much worse than the median of 1.6% 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, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|2013 Jan-Jan 112th Congress||5||0||0.0%||0th|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills