Roybal-Allard is the representative for California’s 40th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2013. Roybal-Allard is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
She was previously the representative for California’s 34th congressional district as a Democrat from 2003 to 2012; and the representative for California’s 33rd congressional district as a Democrat from 1993 to 2002.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Roybal-Allard.
Roybal-Allard is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Roybal-Allard has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to May 4, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
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Lucille Roybal-Allard sits on the following committees:
Roybal-Allard was the primary sponsor of 10 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 7669 (116th): Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2021
- H.R. 3931 (116th): Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2020
- H.J.Res. 31 (116th): Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019
- H.R. 861 (114th): Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015
- H.R. 1281 (113th): Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2014
- H.R. 5919 (110th): To make technical corrections regarding the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act of 2007.
- H.R. 3825 (110th): Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act of 2008
Does 10 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
Roybal-Allard sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Roybal-Allard’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 298: Supporting the goals and ideals of National Public Health Week.
- H.R. 6: American Dream and Promise Act of 2021
- H.R. 1175: Smithsonian and National Gallery of Art Collections Space Authorization Act
- H.R. 482: Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2021
- H.Res. 1190 (116th): Thanking and promoting the professions of perinatal nurses by encouraging participation in ...
- H.R. 8590 (116th): Smithsonian and National Gallery of Art Collections Space Authorization Act
- H.Res. 1182 (116th): Recognizing the roles and the contributions of America’s certified nurse-midwives and certified ...
From Jan 1993 to Apr 2021, Roybal-Allard missed 455 of 18,250 roll call votes, which is 2.5%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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