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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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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Capps for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Lois Capps sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Capps sponsors 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%) Agriculture and Food (6%) Energy (6%) Armed Forces and National Security (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
Yea H.R. 4974: Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017
May 19, 2016. Passed.
Yea H.R. 308: Keep the Promise Act of 2015
Nov 16, 2015. Failed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Not Voting H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 1563: Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act of 2015
Apr 15, 2015. Failed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.
Yea H.R. 644: Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015
Feb 12, 2015. Passed.

Missed Votes

From Mar 1998 to Sep 2016, Capps missed 319 of 12,757 roll call votes, which is 2.5%. 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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