Rep. Joe Baca [D]

Former Representative from California’s 43rd District

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
2003-2012 Representative California's 43rd District
1999-2002 Representative California's 42nd District

Sponsorship Analysis

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%) Health (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (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

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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