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Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard

Representative from California’s 40th District, Democrat

Roybal-Allard, a Democrat, is the representative for California's 40th congressional district and has served since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2018) (map).

She was previously the representative for California's 34th congressional district (2003-2012); and the representative for California's 33rd congressional district (1993-2002).

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Photo of Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Roybal-Allard.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Roybal-Allard 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). Roybal-Allard is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Lucille Roybal-Allard sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Roybal-Allard was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Roybal-Allard sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (43%) Immigration (33%) Labor and Employment (13%) Education (10%)

Recent Bills

Some of Roybal-Allard’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Roybal-Allard’s Vote Vote Description
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
Yea H.R. 2393: Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015
Jun 10, 2015. Passed 300/131.
The Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015 would repeal the requirement for meat products to be labeled with their country of origin. Currently meat products must include information on where the animal was bred, raised, and slaughtered. The Canadian government filed a complaint ...
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Yea H.R. 5461 (113th): To clarify the application of certain leverage and risk-based requirements under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and ...
Sep 16, 2014. Passed 327/97.
Yea H.R. 3336 (112th): Small Business Credit Availability Act’
Apr 25, 2012. Passed 312/111.
Aye 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 change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
Nay H.R. 1424 (110th): Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2007
Oct 3, 2008. Passed 263/171.
This is the Senate's October 2008 Economic Stimulus Relief Bill. This bill was originally introduced in March 2007 and passed the House as the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008. In October 2008, it was co-opted as the so-called "vehicle" to pass the relief bill ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 1993 to Oct 2017, Roybal-Allard missed 408 of 16,521 roll call votes, which is 2.5%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 75 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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