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 2018 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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to Dec 4, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Lucille Roybal-Allard sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Appropriations
- Chair, Subcommittee on Homeland Security
- Vice Chair, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Roybal-Allard was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.J.Res. 31: 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
- H.R. 864 (109th): Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act
- H.J.Res. 57 (108th): Expressing the sense of the Congress in recognition of the contributions of the seven Columbia astronauts by supporting establishment of a Columbia Memorial Space Science Learning Center.
Does 8 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.R. 3931: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2020
- H.R. 3849: Midwives for Maximizing Optimal Maternity Services Act of 2019
- H.R. 3729: Child Trafficking Victims Protection and Welfare Act
- H.R. 3452: Help Separated Families Act of 2019
- H.R. 3451: Humane Enforcement and Legal Protections for Separated Children Act of 2019
- H.R. 3394: Children’s Act for Responsible Employment and Farm Safety of 2019
- H.R. 2820: Dream Act of 2019
From Jan 1993 to Dec 2019, Roybal-Allard missed 438 of 17,814 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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