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Rep. Jimmy Panetta

Representative for California’s 20th District

pronounced JIM-ee // puh-NE-tuh

Panetta is the representative for California’s 20th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2017. Panetta is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021.

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Photo of Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2019 Report Card for Panetta.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Panetta 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 Panetta has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Oct 23, 2020. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Human Rights Campaign: 100% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% League of Conservation Voters: 94% NIAC Action: A American Civil Liberties Union: 79% United States Chamber of Commerce: 50% The Club for Growth: 29% Americans for Prosperity: 15% FreedomWorks: 10% NumbersUSA: 0%

Committee Membership

Jimmy Panetta sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Panetta sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (28%) International Affairs (20%) Taxation (15%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) Immigration (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Agriculture and Food (7%) Health (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Panetta voted Yea

Failed 230/162 on Dec 20, 2018.

Panetta voted Yea

Passed 361/61 on Sep 26, 2018.

H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion ...

Panetta voted Yea

Passed 247/152 on Sep 7, 2018.

H.R. 6691 amends the definition of the term “crime of violence” in the U.S. Code. Specifically: Under subsection (a)(1), the term is defined by enumerating ...

Panetta voted Yea

Passed 366/52 on Jul 25, 2018.

The House Amendment to S. 1182 extends the National Flood Insurance Program, which is set to expire July 31, 2018, through November 30, 2018. This ...

Panetta voted Nay

Passed 393/13 on Apr 27, 2018.

H.R. 4 reauthorizes the Federal Aviation Administration for five years. Title I removes obsolete restrictions on the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) allowing airports to more ...

Panetta voted Aye

Passed 257/166 on Nov 8, 2017.

H.R. 3043 modernizes the regulatory permitting process and encourages the expansion of hydropower generation by improving administrative efficiency, accountability, and transparency; promotes new hydropower infrastructure; ...

Panetta voted Yea

Passed 244/171 on Sep 28, 2017.

Should somebody lose their taxpayer-supported benefits if they have an outstanding warrant --- even if they haven't actually been convicted of the crime? The Control ...

Panetta voted Nay

Passed 229/177 on May 19, 2017.

H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe ...

Panetta voted Aye

Passed 246/176 on Mar 2, 2017.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Oct 2020, Panetta missed 4 of 2,129 roll call votes, which is 0.2%. This is better 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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Primary Sources

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