Rep. Jane Harman

Former Representative from California’s 36th District, Democrat

Harman, a Democrat, was the representative for California's 36th congressional district from 2001 to 2011.

She was previously the representative for California's 36th congressional district (1993-1998).



Our unique analysis of the bills Harman sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Harman is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Harman was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

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.
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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