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Rep. John Campbell III

Former Representative for California’s 45th District

Campbell was the representative for California’s 45th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2013 to 2014.

He was previously the representative for California’s 48th congressional district as a Republican from 2005 to 2012.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

In 2010 Campbell was investigated for soliciting campaign contributions from entities affected by legislation then under consideration in 2009. The House Committee on Ethics recommended no further action. In 2014, Campell announced he would not seek reelection.

Sep. 10, 2010 House Office of Congressional Ethics recommended that the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct further review the allegations
Jan. 26, 2011 House Committee on Ethics recommended no further action
2014 Campell announced he would not seek reelection.
Photo of Rep. John Campbell [R-CA45, 2013-2014]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Campbell.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Campbell is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2014 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 Campbell sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Campbell was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Campbell sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (25%) Taxation (20%) Housing and Community Development (20%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Transportation and Public Works (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Campbell’s Vote Vote Description
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Nay S. 1603 (113th): Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act
Sep 16, 2014. Passed 359/64.
Nay H.R. 2362 (112th): Indian Tribal Trade and Investment Demonstration Project Act of 2011
Jul 23, 2012. Failed 222/160.
Nay H.R. 5972 (112th): Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013
Jun 29, 2012. Passed 261/163.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
Yea S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Yea H.R. 2499 (111th): Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2010
Apr 29, 2010. Passed 223/169.
Yea H.Res. 1525 (110th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 1424) to amend section 712 of ...
Oct 3, 2008. Passed 223/205.
Nay H.Res. 1284 (110th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the House amendments to the Senate amendment to the ...
Jun 19, 2008. Passed 342/83.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

Missed Votes

From Dec 2005 to Dec 2014, Campbell missed 986 of 6,937 roll call votes, which is 14.2%. This is much worse than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2014. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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