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.
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 28, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
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 (34%) Transportation and Public Works (21%) Water Resources Development (14%) Immigration (10%) Environmental Protection (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Napolitano recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 7832: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 396 …
- H.R. 7762: USACE Military Personnel Augmentation Act of 2022
- H.Res. 1093: Expressing support for the designation of May 2022 as “Mental Health Awareness Month”.
- H.R. 6501: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to extend honorary citizenship to otherwise …
- H.R. 4099: Large-Scale Water Recycling Project Investment Act
- H.R. 3618: State and Local General Sales Tax Protection Act
- H.Res. 365: Expressing support for the designation of May 2021 as “Mental Health Awareness Month”.
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1999 to Jun 2022, Napolitano missed 725 of 15,223 roll call votes, which is 4.8%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% 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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