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Rep. Lois Capps

Former Representative from California’s 24th District, Democrat

Capps, a Democrat, was the representative for California's 24th congressional district from 2013 to 2016.

She was previously the representative for California's 23rd congressional district (2003-2012); and the representative for California's 22nd congressional district (1998-2002).

Photo of Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Capps.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Capps 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 2016. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Capps is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Capps was the primary sponsor of 5 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 about one third or more 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

Capps sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (43%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) Environmental Protection (9%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) Energy (6%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%) Agriculture and Food (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Capps’s Vote Vote Description
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. 308: Keep the Promise Act of 2015
Nov 16, 2015. Failed 263/146.
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.
Aye H.R. 325 (113th): No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013
Jan 23, 2013. Passed 285/144.
No H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
Yea H.R. 4281 (112th): Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012
Mar 29, 2012. Passed 266/158.
Aye H.R. 3521 (112th): Expedited Legislative Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act of 2012
Feb 8, 2012. Passed 254/173.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
No H.R. 6899 (110th): Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act
Sep 16, 2008. Passed 236/189.

Missed Votes

From Mar 1998 to Dec 2016, Capps missed 320 of 12,805 roll call votes, which is 2.5%. This is on par with the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2016. ProPublica has tracked 81 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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