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 Nov 13, 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.
Does 2 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:
Some of Napolitano’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4936: Bridge to End Homelessness Act of 2019
- H.R. 4543: Reducing Mental Health Stigma in the Hispanic Community Act of 2019
- H.R. 3465: Fallen Journalists Memorial Act of 2019
- H.R. 2939: State and Local General Sales Tax Protection Act
- 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
From Jan 1999 to Nov 2019, Napolitano missed 716 of 14,137 roll call votes, which is 5.1%. 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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