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Rep. Mark DeSaulnier

Representative from California’s 11th District, Democrat

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

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Photo of Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for DeSaulnier.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills DeSaulnier has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). DeSaulnier is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Mark DeSaulnier sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

DeSaulnier sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (24%) Armed Forces and National Security (19%) Education (14%) Crime and Law Enforcement (14%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (10%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%)

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 Jul 2017, DeSaulnier missed 16 of 1,763 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 4 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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