Rep. Joe Baca

Former Representative from California’s 43rd District, Democrat

Baca, a Democrat, was the representative for California's 43rd congressional district from 2003 to 2012.

He was previously the representative for California's 42nd congressional district (1999-2002).



Our unique analysis of the bills Baca sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Baca is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Baca sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (22%) Housing and Community Development (15%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Health (10%) Agriculture and Food (9%) Labor and Employment (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Nov 1999 to Jan 2013, Baca missed 348 of 9,178 roll call votes, which is 3.8%. This is worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. ProPublica has tracked 19 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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