Rep. Lois Capps

Representative from California’s 24th District, Democrat

Capps, a Democrat, has been the representative for California's 24th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

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

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2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Capps has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her 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). Capps is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Lois Capps sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Capps sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (44%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Energy (7%) Environmental Protection (7%) Water Resources Development (5%) Agriculture and Food (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Mar 1998 to Apr 2016, Capps missed 316 of 12,362 roll call votes, which is 2.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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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