Rep. Mark DeSaulnier
Representative for California’s 10th District
pronounced mahrk // duh-SOHN-jay
DeSaulnier is the representative for California’s 10th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2023. DeSaulnier is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. He is 71 years old.
He was previously the representative for California’s 11th congressional district as a Democrat from 2015 to 2022.
DeSaulnier proposed $31 million in earmarks for fiscal year 2024, including:
- $5 million to Spanish Speaking Unity Council of Alameda County Inc. for “Monument Corridor Head Start and Early Head Start Preschool Facility Project”
- $3.6 million to City of Walnut Creek for “Ygnacio Valley Road Rehabilitation from Oak Grove Road to City Limits Project”
- $3.5 million to Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley, Inc. for “Esperanza Place Phase 2 Project”
These are earmark requests which may or may not survive the legislative process to becoming law. Most representatives from both parties requested earmarks for fiscal year 2024. Across representatives who requested earmarks, the median total amount requested for this fiscal year was $39 million.
Earmarks are federal expenditures, tax benefits, or tariff benefits requested by a legislator for a specific entity. Rather than being distributed through a formula or competitive process administered by the executive branch, earmarks may direct spending where it is most needed for the legislator's district. All earmark requests in the House of Representatives are published online for the public to review. We don’t have earmark requests for senators. The fiscal year begins on October 1 of the prior calendar year. Source: Appropriations.house.gov. Background: Earmark Disclosure Rules in the House
Read our 2022 Report Card for DeSaulnier.
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 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 from Jan 3, 2019 to Sep 30, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
Mark DeSaulnier sits on the following committees:
DeSaulnier was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 785 (117th): For the relief of Maria Isabel Bueso Barrera, Alberto Bueso Mendoza, and Karla Maria Barrera De Bueso.
- H.R. 9028 (117th): 21st Century Assistive Technology Act
- H.R. 432 (116th): Contra Costa Canal Transfer Act
- H.R. 606 (115th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1025 Nevin Avenue in Richmond, California, as the “Harold D. McCraw, Sr., Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 1719 (115th): John Muir National Historic Site Expansion Act
Does 5 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).
DeSaulnier sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Transportation and Public Works (28%) Health (21%) Education (20%) Labor and Employment (11%) Taxation (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (5%) Agriculture and Food (4%) Housing and Community Development (4%)
Recently Introduced Bills
DeSaulnier recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 5792: To provide whistleblower protections to certain workers in the offshore oil and gas …
- H.R. 5704: Protecting Student Athletes From Concussions Act
- H.R. 5183: Cancer Care Planning and Communications Act
- H.R. 5141: Funding Early Childhood is the Right IDEA Act
- H.R. 4857: Equitable Transit Oriented Development Support Act
- H.R. 4609: Incentivizing Value Capture for Greener Transportation Act
- H.R. 4608: Transportation Megaprojects Accountability and Oversight Act
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2015 to Sep 2023, DeSaulnier missed 58 of 5,000 roll call votes, which is 1.2%. This is on par with the median of 1.7% 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, major life events, and running for higher office.
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