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Rep. Jane Harman

Former Representative for California’s 36th District

Harman was the representative for California’s 36th congressional district and was a Democrat. She served from 2001 to 2011.

She was previously the representative for California’s 36th congressional district as a Democrat from 1993 to 1998.

Photo of Rep. Jane Harman [D-CA36, 2001-2011]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Harman is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010 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 Harman sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 21, 2010. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Harman was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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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

Harman sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (17%) Crime and Law Enforcement (16%) Science, Technology, Communications (11%) Law (11%) International Affairs (11%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (10%) Economics and Public Finance (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Harman’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.Res. 1755 (111th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 3082) making appropriations for military construction, ...
Dec 8, 2010. Passed 207/206.
Yea S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Nay H.Res. 964 (111th): Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 4173) to provide for financial regulatory reform, to protect ...
Dec 10, 2009. Passed 238/186.
No H.Res. 587 (111th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2454) to create clean energy jobs, achieve energy independence, reduce ...
Jun 26, 2009. Passed 217/205.
Yea H.R. 31 (111th): Lumbee Recognition Act
Jun 3, 2009. Passed 240/179.
Nay H.Res. 1525 (110th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 1424) to amend section 712 of ...
Oct 3, 2008. Passed 223/205.
Nay H.R. 7005 (110th): Alternative Minimum Tax Relief Act of 2008
Sep 24, 2008. Passed 393/30.
Nay H.Res. 1284 (110th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the House amendments to the Senate amendment to the ...
Jun 19, 2008. Passed 342/83.
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
Not Voting H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1993 to Feb 2011, Harman missed 901 of 10,758 roll call votes, which is 8.4%. This is much worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Feb 2011. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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