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 May 21, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Grace Napolitano sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
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.Res. 337: Expressing support for the designation of May 2019 as “Mental Health Awareness Month”.
- H.R. 1638: Building Success for Youth ChalleNGe Act
- H.R. 1162: Water Recycling Investment and Improvement Act
- H.R. 1139: Transit Worker and Pedestrian Protection Act
- H.R. 1109: Mental Health Services for Students Act of 2019
- H.R. 6016: Bus Operator and Pedestrian Protection Act
- H.Res. 883: Expressing support for the designation of May 2018 as “Mental Health Month”.
From Jan 1999 to May 2019, Napolitano missed 714 of 13,749 roll call votes, which is 5.2%. 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.
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