Speier is the representative for California’s 14th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2013. Speier is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
She was previously the representative for California’s 12th congressional district as a Democrat from 2008 to 2012.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Speier.
Speier 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 Speier has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Feb 26, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Speier was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1773 (116th): Rosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2019
- H.R. 6125 (116th): Supporting Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma Act of 2020
- H.R. 2191 (114th): Breast Cancer Research Stamp Reauthorization Act of 2015
- H.R. 6982 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 210 South Ellsworth Avenue in San Mateo, California, as the “Leo J. Ryan Post Office ...
Does 4 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).
Speier sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Transportation and Public Works (15%) International Affairs (14%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Education (11%) Health (10%) Labor and Employment (8%)
Some of Speier’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 1439: To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage ...
- H.R. 1178: To establish the National Commission on Domestic Terrorism, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 900: To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize a program of death ...
- H.R. 846: To protect certain whistleblowers seeking to ensure accountability and oversight of the Nation’s ...
- H.R. 778: To authorize the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ...
- H.R. 732: Unconscionable Pricing Act
- H.R. 610: San Francisco Bay Restoration Act
From Apr 2008 to Feb 2021, Speier missed 876 of 8,515 roll call votes, which is 10.3%. This is much worse than the median of 2.0% 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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