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Rep. Jeff Denham

Former Representative for California’s 10th District

pronounced jef // DEN-um

Denham was the representative for California’s 10th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2013 to 2018.

He was previously the representative for California’s 19th congressional district as a Republican from 2011 to 2012.

Photo of Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10, 2013-2018]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Denham.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Denham is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2018 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 Denham sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2013 to Dec 21, 2018. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Enacted Legislation

Denham was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Denham sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (33%) Transportation and Public Works (13%) Health (13%) Water Resources Development (13%) Animals (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Immigration (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Denham voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

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Denham voted Nay

Denham voted Nay

Denham voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December ...

Denham voted Aye

Denham voted Nay

Passed 245/139 on Nov 30, 2012.

Denham voted No

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

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Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Dec 2018, Denham missed 141 of 5,345 roll call votes, which is 2.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2018. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: