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Rep. Hilda Solis

Former Representative for California’s 32nd District

Solis was the representative for California’s 32nd congressional district and was a Democrat. She served from 2003 to 2009.

She was previously the representative for California’s 31st congressional district as a Democrat from 2001 to 2002.

Photo of Rep. Hilda Solis [D-CA32, 2003-2009]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Solis is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2008 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 Solis sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 10, 2008. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Solis was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:

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Does 5 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Solis sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (21%) Health (16%) Families (14%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Social Welfare (9%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (9%) Environmental Protection (9%) Law (9%)

Recent Bills

Some of Solis’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Missed Votes

From Jan 2001 to Feb 2009, Solis missed 217 of 5,386 roll call votes, which is 4.0%. This is worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Feb 2009. 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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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: