DeSaulnier, a Democrat, is the representative for California's 11th congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 6, 2015. DeSaulnier is next up for reelection in 2018.
Read our 2016 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. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Mark DeSaulnier sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Education and the Workforce
- House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
- House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
DeSaulnier sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (25%) Crime and Law Enforcement (21%) Armed Forces and National Security (17%) Education (13%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Transportation and Public Works (8%) Government Operations and Politics (8%)
Some of DeSaulnier’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4421: To amend title 23, United States Code, with respect to vehicle weight limitations, ...
- H.R. 4304: Offshore Oil and Gas Worker Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017
- H.R. 4275: Empowering Pharmacists in the Fight Against Opioid Abuse Act
- H.R. 4153: Federal Law Enforcement and Public Protection Act
- H.R. 3901: Moving FIRST Act
- H.R. 3633: CEO Accountability and Responsibility Act
- H.R. 3581: Pell Grant Flexibility Act of 2017
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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 ...
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.
H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
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. ...
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 ...
From Jan 2015 to Dec 2017, DeSaulnier missed 17 of 1,998 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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