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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Read our 2019 Report Card for Panetta.
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
Jimmy Panetta sits on the following committees:
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%)
Some of Panetta’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8461: To amend the Arms Export Control Act relating to export licenses for firearm ...
- H.R. 7978: Emergency Wildfire and Public Safety Act of 2020
- H.R. 7883: Agricultural Fairs Rescue Act
- H.R. 7844: Community Economic Development Center Support Act of 2020
- H.R. 7843: REPLANT Act
- H.R. 7712: Special Operations and International Security Education Act
- H.R. 7713: NOPP Revitalization Act
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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