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Rep. Mark DeSaulnier

Representative for California’s 11th District

pronounced mahrk // duh-SOHN-jay

DeSaulnier is the representative for California’s 11th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 6, 2015. DeSaulnier is next up for reelection in 2018.

Photo of Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for DeSaulnier.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

DeSaulnier 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 DeSaulnier has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Mark DeSaulnier sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

DeSaulnier sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (21%) Crime and Law Enforcement (18%) Transportation and Public Works (14%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%) Education (11%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) Labor and Employment (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of DeSaulnier’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

DeSaulnier’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 1695: Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017
Apr 26, 2017. Passed 378/48.
This bill would change the appointment process for the head of the U.S. Copyright Office, known as the Register of Copyrights. Currently the Register of Copyrights is hired by the Librarian of Congress (who is the head of the Library of Congress). This bill would ...
No S. 612: A bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the “George P. Kazen Federal Building ...
Dec 8, 2016. Passed 360/61.
No H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
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. 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 ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Apr 2018, DeSaulnier missed 28 of 2,182 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is better than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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