Read our 2018 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 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 from Jan 6, 2015 to Oct 11, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Mark DeSaulnier sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Education and Labor
- Member, Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education
- Member, Subcommittee on Workforce Protections
- House Committee on Oversight and Reform
House Committee on Rules
- Member, Subcommittee on Expedited Procedures
- House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
DeSaulnier was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 432: 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: John Muir National Historic Site Expansion Act
Does 3 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 (19%) Health (17%) Taxation (15%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Education (10%) Labor and Employment (8%) Water Resources Development (8%)
Some of DeSaulnier’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4643: To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to improve accessibility to, and ...
- H.R. 4561: Exercise and Fitness for All Act
- H.Con.Res. 65: Supporting the clean vehicle emissions standards of the United States and defending the ...
- H.R. 4353: Suicide Prevention Assistance Act
- H.R. 4225: For the relief of Maria Isabel Bueso Barrera, Alberto Bueso Mendoza, Karla Maria ...
- H.R. 4177: Gun Safety Board and Research Act of 2019
- H.R. 4166: Safe Landings Act
From Jan 2015 to Sep 2019, DeSaulnier missed 34 of 3,090 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than 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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