Rep. Juan Vargas

Representative from California’s 51st District, Democrat

Vargas, a Democrat, has been the representative for California's 51st congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Analysis

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

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

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Vargas for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Juan Vargas sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Vargas sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (32%) Armed Forces and National Security (18%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (14%) Health (14%) Immigration (14%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Vargas’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5461: Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act
Sep 21, 2016. Passed.
Yea H.R. 5424: Investment Advisers Modernization Act of 2016
Sep 9, 2016. Passed.
No H.R. 5278: PROMESA
Jun 9, 2016. Passed.
Nay H.R. 3461: To approve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, signed at Vienna on July 14, 2015, relating to the ...
Sep 11, 2015. Failed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Dec 2016, Vargas missed 37 of 2,529 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is better than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 1 explanation for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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