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Rep. Juan Vargas

Representative from California’s 51st District, Democrat

Vargas, a Democrat, is the representative for California's 51st congressional district and has served since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2018) (map).

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Photo of Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Vargas.

Sponsorship 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)

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Human Rights Campaign: 100% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% League of Conservation Voters: 96% American Civil Liberties Union: 94% NIAC Action: A FreedomWorks: 20% Americans for Prosperity: 6% The Club for Growth: 0%

Committee Membership

Juan Vargas sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Vargas sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (23%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (16%) Armed Forces and National Security (16%) Immigration (16%) Environmental Protection (13%) Health (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Vargas’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 2825: DHS Authorization Act of 2017
Jul 20, 2017. Passed 386/41.
H.R. 2825 authorizes the activities of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and provides necessary oversight and guidance to the Department to ensure that it is effectively carrying out the mission of securing the homeland. A full section-by-section of the legislation can be found here ...
No S. 612: A bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the “George P. Kazen Federal Building ...
Dec 8, 2016. Passed 360/61.
Yea H.R. 5461: Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act
Sep 21, 2016. Passed 282/143.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
Nay H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Nay H.R. 4660 (113th): Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015
May 30, 2014. Passed 321/87.
No H.R. 3309 (113th): Innovation Act
Dec 5, 2013. Passed 325/91.
Nay H.R. 668 (113th): To amend section 1105(a) of title 31, United States Code, to require that annual budget submissions of ...
Mar 5, 2013. Passed 392/28.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Oct 2017, Vargas missed 46 of 3,097 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% 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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