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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 2018.

Photo of Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 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 liberal–conservative 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. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% NIAC Action: A FreedomWorks: 10% Americans for Prosperity: 0% NumbersUSA: 0%

Committee Membership

Jimmy Panetta sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Panetta sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (100%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Panetta’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5735: THRIVE Act
Jun 14, 2018. Passed 230/173.
H.R. 5735 establishes a demonstration program to set aside Section 8 housing vouchers for supportive and transitional housing for individuals recovering from substance use disorders. This bill would set aside, out of approximately 2.2 million vouchers, the lesser of 10,000 vouchers or .05 percent of ...
Yea H.R. 4667: Making further supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, for disaster assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and calendar year 2017 wildfires, ...
Dec 21, 2017. Passed 251/169.
Aye H.R. 3043: Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017
Nov 8, 2017. Passed 257/166.
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; requires balanced and timely decision making; and reduces duplicative oversight. Specifically, the legislation establishes the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as ...
Nay H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
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 that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...
Nay H.R. 1301: Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017
Mar 8, 2017. Passed 371/48.
H.R. 1301 reflects the final, bicameral agreement on fiscal year 2017 Department of Defense spending. If enacted, H.R. 1301 would result in discretionary budget authority of $577.9 billion. The agreement includes savings of $1.155 billion from lower-than-expected fuel costs, $157 million due to favorable economic ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Jul 2018, Panetta missed 1 of 1,089 roll call votes, which is 0.1%. This is better than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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