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Rep. Luis Correa’s 2020 Report Card

Representative from California's 46th District
Democrat
Serving Jan 3, 2017 – Jan 3, 2023


These statistics cover Correa’s record during the 116th Congress (Jan 3, 2019-Jan 3, 2021) and compare him to other representatives also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Jan 30, 2021.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make this legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of Correa’s legislative career and make your own judgements based on what activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

 

Got the 3rd most cosponsors on their bills compared to House Sophomores

Correa’s bills and resolutions had 838 cosponsors in the 116th Congress. Securing cosponsors is an important part of getting support for a bill, although having more cosponsors does not always mean a bill will get a vote. View Bills »

Compare to all California Delegation (71st percentile); House Sophomores (95th percentile); House Democrats (78th percentile); All Representatives (87th percentile).


 

Ranked the 3rd top leader compared to House Sophomores

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 116th Congress is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Correa’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all California Delegation (69th percentile); House Sophomores (95th percentile); House Democrats (76th percentile); All Representatives (86th percentile).


 

Got their bills out of committee the 7th most often compared to House Sophomores (tied with 1 other)

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Correa introduced 6 bills in the 116th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 712: VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act …; H.R. 1437: Securing Department of Homeland Security …; H.R. 1641: Let Everyone Get Involved in …; H.R. 2083: Homeland Procurement Reform Act; H.R. 5802: TSA Child CARE Act; H.R. 6018: To authorize the Secretary of …

Compare to all California Delegation (63rd percentile); House Sophomores (85th percentile); House Democrats (66th percentile); All Representatives (79th percentile).


 

Got influential cosponsors the 8th most often compared to House Sophomores (tied with 1 other)

8 of Correa’s bills and resolutions in the 116th Congress had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

Those bills were: H.Res. 234: Recognizing the heritage, culture, and …; H.Res. 918: Promoting minority health awareness and …; H.Res. 924: Promoting minority health awareness and …; H.R. 712: VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act …; H.R. 1437: Securing Department of Homeland Security …; H.R. 1641: Let Everyone Get Involved in …; H.R. 2083: Homeland Procurement Reform Act; H.R. 5251: Improving Community Safety Task Force …

Compare to all California Delegation (63rd percentile); House Sophomores (84th percentile); House Democrats (70th percentile); All Representatives (82nd percentile).


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 13th least often compared to House Sophomores

Of the 436 bills that Correa cosponsored, 11% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Democrat. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all California Delegation (73rd percentile); House Sophomores (22nd percentile); House Democrats (70th percentile); All Representatives (38th percentile).

Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.


 

Got bicameral support on the 43rd most bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 16 others)

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 9 of Correa’s bills and resolutions had a companion bill in the Senate. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Those bills were: H.Res. 234: Recognizing the heritage, culture, and …; H.Res. 918: Promoting minority health awareness and …; H.Res. 924: Promoting minority health awareness and …; H.R. 712: VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act …; H.R. 1896: Supporting Children of the National …; H.R. 2083: Homeland Procurement Reform Act; H.R. 3192: Improving Mental Health Access for …; H.R. 5045: Veteran Employment and Child Care …; H.R. 7624: To amend the Omnibus Crime …

Compare to all California Delegation (80th percentile); House Sophomores (85th percentile); House Democrats (78th percentile); All Representatives (86th percentile).

Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.


 

Laws Enacted

Correa introduced 2 bills that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in the 116th Congress. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law. View Enacted Bills »

Those bills were: H.R. 1641: Let Everyone Get Involved in …; H.R. 6018: To authorize the Secretary of …

Compare to all California Delegation (55th percentile); House Sophomores (65th percentile); House Democrats (57th percentile); All Representatives (67th percentile).

The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively. We also exclude bills where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill.


 

Bills Introduced

Correa introduced 30 bills and resolutions in the 116th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all California Delegation (47th percentile); House Sophomores (69th percentile); House Democrats (56th percentile); All Representatives (71st percentile).


 

Writing Bipartisan Bills

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 13 of Correa’s 30 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Correa caucused with in the 116th Congress.

Compare to all California Delegation (50th percentile); House Sophomores (67th percentile); House Democrats (47th percentile); All Representatives (65th percentile).

Cosponsors who caucused with neither the Democratic nor Republican party do not count toward this statistic.


 

Committee Positions

Correa held a leadership position on 0 committees and 1 subcommittee, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. View Correa’s Profile »

Compare to all California Delegation (27th percentile); House Sophomores (62nd percentile); House Democrats (40th percentile); All Representatives (42nd percentile).


 

Bills Cosponsored

Correa cosponsored 436 bills and resolutions introduced by other Members of Congress. Cosponsorship shows a willingness to work with others to advance policy goals. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all California Delegation (29th percentile); House Sophomores (64th percentile); House Democrats (33rd percentile); All Representatives (62nd percentile).


 

Ideology Score

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 116th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Correa’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all California Delegation (69th percentile); House Sophomores (29th percentile); House Democrats (71st percentile); All Representatives (39th percentile).


 

Missed Votes

Correa missed 1.7% of votes (16 of 954 votes) in the 116th Congress. View Correa’s Profile »

Compare to all California Delegation (41st percentile); House Sophomores (42nd percentile); All Representatives (40th percentile).

The Speaker of the House, per current House rules, is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings” and is never recorded as missing a vote, and may not be included in the comparison with other representatives if not voting. The delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are not eligible to vote in most roll call votes and so may not appear here if not elligible for any vote during the time period of these statistics.


Additional Notes

Leadership/Ideology: The leadership and ideology scores are not displayed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, or, for ideology, for Members of Congress that have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable leadership and ideology statistics.

Missing Bills: We exclude bills from some statistics where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill because the bill’s text was replaced in whole with unrelated provisions (i.e. it became a vehicle for passage of unrelated provisions).

Ranking Members (RkMembs): The chair of a committee is always selected from the political party that holds the most seats in the chamber, called the “majority party”. The “ranking member” (sometimes “RkMembs”) is the title given to the senior-most member of the committee not in the majority party.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores are Members of Congress whose first term (in the same chamber at the end of the 116th Congress) was the 116th Congress (freshmen) or 115th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.