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Rep. Mark Takano

Representative for California’s 41st District

pronounced mahrk // tuh-KA-noh

Takano is the representative for California’s 41st congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. Takano is next up for reelection in 2020.

Photo of Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]

Oversight & Investigations

  • Mar-a-lago attendees’ influence over the Department of Veterans’ Affairs
    Three members of President Trump’s Mar-A-Lago golf resort have been accused of influencing policy and personnel decisions at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA), despite never having held a military or government position. Rep. Mark Takano, chair of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, has begun an investigation into the relationship of the so called Mar-A-Lago “three” and the VA.

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Takano.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Takano 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 Takano has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Dec 11, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Mark Takano sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Takano was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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Does 2 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Takano sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (39%) Energy (13%) Education (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (7%) Labor and Employment (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Takano voted Aye

Passed 347/70 on May 16, 2018.

The House Amendment to S. 2372 strengthens and improves the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system for the benefit of the nation’s veterans. The ...

Takano voted Nay

Takano voted No

Passed 218/208 on Jun 18, 2015.

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. ...

Takano voted Nay

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

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 ...

Takano voted Nay

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December ...

Takano voted Nay

Takano voted Nay

Passed 404/17 on Dec 3, 2014.

The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act would ease the financial burden for individuals with disabilities by creating tax-free accounts that can be used ...

Takano voted No

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Dec 2019, Takano missed 48 of 4,421 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 2.2% 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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Primary Sources

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