Rep. Laura Richardson

Former Representative from California’s 37th District, Democrat

Richardson, a Democrat, was the representative for California's 37th congressional district from 2007 to 2012.



Our unique analysis of the bills Richardson sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Richardson is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Richardson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Emergency Management (27%) Transportation and Public Works (26%) International Affairs (13%) Education (11%) Taxation (7%) Health (6%) Labor and Employment (6%) Environmental Protection (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Sep 2007 to Jan 2013, Richardson missed 175 of 4,289 roll call votes, which is 4.1%. This is worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. ProPublica has tracked 51 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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