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Rep. Julia Brownley

Representative for California’s 26th District

pronounced JOOL-yuh // BROWN-lee

Brownley is the representative for California’s 26th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2013. Brownley is next up for reelection in 2020.

Photo of Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Brownley.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Brownley 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 liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Brownley has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Jun 14, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Julia Brownley sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Brownley 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

Brownley sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (57%) Taxation (18%) Transportation and Public Works (12%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Brownley voted Aye

Passed 254/170 on Apr 20, 2016.

Brownley voted No

Passed 218/208 on Jun 18, 2015.

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. ...

Brownley voted Aye

Passed 247/178 on Jun 16, 2015.

The Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (IAA), H.R. 2596, was passed by the House on June 16. The IAA would authorize funding for ...

Brownley voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

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 ...

Brownley voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

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 ...

Brownley voted Aye

Brownley voted Yea

Brownley voted Yea

Passed 250/160 on Mar 5, 2014.

Brownley voted Aye

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Jun 2019, Brownley missed 46 of 4,061 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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