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Rep. Janice Hahn’s 2015 Report Card

Representative from California's 44th District
Democrat
Served Jan 3, 2013 – Dec 4, 2016


These year-end statistics cover Hahn’s record during the 2015 legislative year (Jan 6, 2015-Dec 31, 2015) and compare her to other representatives serving at the end of that period. Last updated on Jan 9, 2016.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make this legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of Hahn’s legislative career and make your own judgements based on what activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

 

Joined bipartisan bills the 23rd least often compared to House Democrats

Of the 192 bills that Hahn cosponsored, 19% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Democrat. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all California Delegation (33rd percentile); House Democrats (11th percentile); Safe House Seats (56th percentile); All Representatives (54th percentile).

Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.


 

Ranked 35th most liberal compared to All Representatives

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in 2015 is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Hahn’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all California Delegation (19th percentile); House Democrats (18th percentile); Safe House Seats (9th percentile); All Representatives (8th percentile).


 

Was 111th most present in votes compared to All Representatives (tied with 20 others)

Hahn missed 0.9% of votes (6 of 704 votes) in 2015. View Hahn’s Profile »

Compare to all California Delegation (26th percentile); Safe House Seats (25th percentile); All Representatives (25th percentile).

The Speaker of the House is not included in this statistic because according to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings, and the delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are also not included because they were not elligible to vote in any roll call votes.


 

Laws Enacted

Hahn introduced 0 bills that became law in 2015. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law.

Compare to all California Delegation (0th percentile); House Democrats (0th percentile); Safe House Seats (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).

A bill or joint resolution is considered enacted if it or an exactly identical bill to it is enacted as law. We only consider bills that the legislator was the primary sponsor of. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, such as through incorporation into larger bills, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively.


 

Bills Introduced

Hahn introduced 11 bills and resolutions in 2015. View Bills »

Compare to all California Delegation (51st percentile); House Democrats (52nd percentile); Safe House Seats (54th percentile); All Representatives (55th percentile).


 

Bills Out of Committee

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Hahn introduced 0 bills in 2015 that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Compare to all California Delegation (0th percentile); House Democrats (0th percentile); Safe House Seats (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).


 

Powerful Cosponsors

3 of Hahn’s bills and resolutions in 2015 had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

Those bills were: H.R. 563: Honoring Our WWII Merchant Mariners ...; H.R. 627: To amend title 38, United ...; H.R. 935: National Freight Network Trust Fund ...

Compare to all California Delegation (57th percentile); House Democrats (57th percentile); Safe House Seats (61st percentile); All Representatives (62nd percentile).


 

Working with the Senate

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 1 of Hahn’s bills and resolutions had a companion bill in the Senate. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Those bills were: H.R. 3544: Safer Officers and Safer Citizens ...

Compare to all California Delegation (30th percentile); House Democrats (30th percentile); Safe House Seats (29th percentile); All Representatives (29th percentile).

Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.


 

Writing Bipartisan Bills

Hahn tends to gather cosponsors only on one side of the aisle. 36% of Hahn’s 11 bills and resolutions had both a Democratic cosponsor and a Republican cosponsor in 2015.

Compare to all California Delegation (54th percentile); House Democrats (62nd percentile); Safe House Seats (50th percentile); All Representatives (48th percentile).

Only Members of Congress who sponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.


 

Committee Positions

Hahn held a leadership position on 0 committees and 0 subcommittees, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. View Hahn’s Profile »

Compare to all California Delegation (0th percentile); House Democrats (0th percentile); Safe House Seats (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).


 

Bills Cosponsored

Hahn cosponsored 192 bills and resolutions introduced by other Members of Congress. Cosponsorship shows a willingness to work with others to advance policy goals. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all California Delegation (47th percentile); House Democrats (35th percentile); Safe House Seats (59th percentile); All Representatives (59th percentile).


 

Cosponsors

Hahn’s bills and resolutions had 105 cosponsors in 2015. Securing cosponsors is an important part of getting support for a bill, although having more cosponsors does not always mean a bill will get a vote. View Bills »

Compare to all California Delegation (40th percentile); House Democrats (42nd percentile); Safe House Seats (42nd percentile); All Representatives (43rd percentile).


 

Leadership Score

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in 2015 is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Hahn’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all California Delegation (42nd percentile); House Democrats (41st percentile); Safe House Seats (32nd percentile); All Representatives (33rd percentile).


 

Government Transparency

GovTrack looked at whether Hahn supported any of 28 government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness bills in the House that we identified in this session. We gave Hahn 1 point, based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

Hahn cosponsored H.R. 20: Government By the People Act ...

Compare to all California Delegation (28th percentile); House Democrats (9th percentile); Safe House Seats (41st percentile); All Representatives (43rd percentile).


Additional Notes

The Speaker’s Votes: Missed votes are not computed for the Speaker of the House. According to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings.” In practice this means the Speaker of the House rarely votes but is not considered absent.

Leadership/Ideology: The leadership and ideology scores are not displayed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, or, for ideology, for Members of Congress that have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable leadership and ideology statistics.

Missing Bills: We exclude bills from some statistics where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill because the bill’s text was replaced in whole with unrelated provisions (i.e. it became a vehicle for passage of unrelated provisions).

Ranking Members (RkMembs): The chair of a committee is always selected from the political party that holds the most seats in the chamber, called the “majority party”. The “ranking member” (sometimes “RkMembs”) is the title given to the senior-most member of the committee not in the majority party.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores are Members of Congress whose first term (in the same chamber at the end of 2015) was the 114th Congress (freshmen) or 113th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.