Vargas is the representative for California’s 51st congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. Vargas is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Vargas.
Vargas is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Vargas has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jun 11, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Juan Vargas sits on the following committees:
Vargas was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
Vargas sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Environmental Protection (22%) Immigration (16%) Housing and Community Development (14%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Health (11%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Native Americans (8%)
Some of Vargas’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3125: COVID-19 Emergency Medical Supplies Enhancement Act of 2021
- H.R. 2353: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 401 ...
- H.R. 1720: COVID–19 Medical Production Act
- H.R. 1719: Emergency Tribal Housing Assistance Act of 2021
- H.R. 1663: Border Water Quality Restoration and Protection Act of 2021
- H.R. 1187: ESG Disclosure Simplification Act of 2021
- H.R. 782: Homeownership for DREAMers Act
From Jan 2013 to May 2021, Vargas missed 110 of 4,849 roll call votes, which is 2.3%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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