Capps was the representative for California’s 24th congressional district and was a Democrat. She served from 2013 to 2016.
She was previously the representative for California’s 23rd congressional district as a Democrat from 2003 to 2012; and the representative for California’s 22nd congressional district as a Democrat from 1998 to 2002.
Read our 2016 Report Card for Capps.
Capps is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2016 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 Capps sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Capps was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3218 (114th): Designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1221 State Street, Suite 12, Santa Barbara, California, as the “Special Warfare Operator Master Chief Petty ...
- H.R. 5249 (114th): STOP Pain Act
- H.R. 5562 (113th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 801 West Ocean Avenue in Lompoc, California, as the “Federal Correctional Officer Scott J. Williams ...
- H.R. 698 (113th): HIV Organ Policy Equity Act
- H.R. 225 (113th): National Pediatric Research Network Act of 2013
- H.R. 1246 (111th): Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act of 2009
- H.R. 1648 (108th): Carpinteria and Montecito Water Distribution Systems Conveyance Act of 2004
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).
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%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%) Agriculture and Food (6%) Energy (6%)
Some of Capps’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6121 (114th): Climate Resiliency, Security, and Source Water Protection Act
- H.R. 5249 (114th): STOP Pain Act
- H.R. 4621 (114th): Hallways to Health Act
- H.R. 4280 (114th): To authorize the President to award the Medal of Honor to Colonel ...
- H.Res. 470 (114th): Congratulating the National Institute of Nursing Research on the occasion of its ...
- H.R. 3565 (114th): California Coastal National Monument Expansion Act
- H.R. 3218 (114th): Designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1221 ...
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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.
H.R. 308: Keep the Promise Act of 2015
Nov 16, 2015. Failed 263/146.
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 ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 325 (113th): No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013
Jan 23, 2013. Passed 285/144.
H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
H.R. 4281 (112th): Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012
Mar 29, 2012. Passed 266/158.
H.R. 3521 (112th): Expedited Legislative Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act of 2012
Feb 8, 2012. Passed 254/173.
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 legislative change to the U.S. patent system since the ...
H.R. 6899 (110th): Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act
Sep 16, 2008. Passed 236/189.
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. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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