Read our 2018 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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to Sep 13, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Jackie Speier sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Armed Services
- House Committee on Oversight and Reform
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
- Member, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation
- Member, Subcommittee on Intelligence Modernization and Readiness
Speier was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- 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 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).
Speier sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (16%) Education (15%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) Health (13%) International Affairs (9%) Commerce (9%) Labor and Employment (7%)
Some of Speier’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 555: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the relationships between firearm ...
- H.R. 4277: Department of Defense Ethics and Anti-corruption Act of 2019
- H.R. 3882: Even Playing Field Act
- H.Res. 472: Requesting the President to strongly condemn Jamal Khashoggi’s killing, hold accountable individuals identified ...
- H.R. 3499: Presidential Appointee Accountability Act of 2019
- H.R. 3485: Driver Fatigue Prevention Act
- H.R. 3381: Hold Accountable and Lend Transparency on Campus Sexual Violence Act
From Apr 2008 to Sep 2019, Speier missed 849 of 8,042 roll call votes, which is 10.6%. 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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