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 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021.
She was previously the representative for California’s 12th congressional district as a Democrat from 2008 to 2012.
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Read our 2019 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 6, 2015 to Oct 23, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Jackie Speier sits on the following committees:
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:
Armed Forces and National Security (16%) Transportation and Public Works (16%) Education (13%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) International Affairs (13%) Health (9%) Labor and Employment (8%)
Some of Speier’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8525: To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage ...
- H.Res. 1165: Condemning Azerbaijan’s military operation in Nagorno-Karabakh and denouncing Turkish interference in the conflict.
- H.R. 8499: To amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to permit the use ...
- H.R. 8465: To require the Secretary of State to develop policy and procedures on prevention ...
- H.Res. 1147: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the importance of taking ...
- H.R. 8270: I am Vanessa Guillen Act of 2020
- H.Res. 1085: Condemning targeted terrorist attacks against members of the Sikh, Hindu, and other religious ...
From Apr 2008 to Oct 2020, Speier missed 875 of 8,431 roll call votes, which is 10.4%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% 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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