Roybal-Allard was the representative for California’s 40th congressional district and was a Democrat. She served from 2013 to 2022.
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 2022 Report Card for Roybal-Allard.
Roybal-Allard is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2022 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 sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Dec 27, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Roybal-Allard was the primary sponsor of 12 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 7105 (117th): STOP Act
- H.R. 4431 (117th): Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2022
- 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
Does 12 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 sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (50%) Immigration (18%) Emergency Management (10%) Arts, Culture, Religion (8%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Roybal-Allard recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.Res. 1427 (117th): Thanking and promoting the profession of perinatal nurses by encouraging participation in …
- H.Res. 1419 (117th): Recognizing the roles and the contributions of United States certified nurse-midwives and …
- H.R. 8812 (117th): I CAN Act
- H.R. 8257 (117th): Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2023
- H.R. 8019 (117th): Professional’s Access To Health Workforce Integration Act of 2022
- H.Res. 1027 (117th): Supporting the goals and ideals of National Public Health Week.
- H.R. 7345 (117th): CARE Act of 2022
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1993 to Dec 2022, Roybal-Allard missed 460 of 19,115 roll call votes, which is 2.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2022. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|2013 Jan-Jan 112th Congress||5||0||0.0%||0th|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills