Rep. Mark Takano
Representative for California’s 39th District
pronounced mahrk // tuh-KA-noh
Takano is the representative for California’s 39th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2023. Takano is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. He is 62 years old.
He was previously the representative for California’s 41st congressional district as a Democrat from 2013 to 2022.
Takano proposed $45 million in earmarks for fiscal year 2024, including:
- $5 million to Habitat for Humanity Riverside, Inc. for “Habitat for Humanity Jurupa Valley Affordable 26-Home Veterans Build”
- $5 million to Riverside Public Utilities for “PFAS Treatment Project”
- $5 million to Eastern Municipal Water District for “Purified Water Replenishment 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 Takano.
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 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 3, 2019 to Sep 30, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
Mark Takano sits on the following committees:
Takano was the primary sponsor of 12 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 5721 (117th): VIPER Act of 2021
- H.R. 7589 (117th): REMOVE Copays Act
- H.R. 6411 (117th): STRONG Veterans Act of 2022
- H.R. 3967 (117th): Honoring our PACT Act of 2022
- H.R. 3856 (117th): To require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study on disparities associated with race and ethnicity with respect to certain benefits administered by …
- H.R. 1276 (117th): Strengthening and Amplifying Vaccination Efforts to Locally Immunize All Veterans and Every Spouse Act
- H.R. 5983 (116th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4150 Chicago Avenue in Riverside, California, as the “Woodie Rucker-Hughes Post Office Building”.
Does 12 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).
Takano sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
Takano recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 5610: Commission on Equity and Reconciliation in the Uniformed Services Act
- H.R. 5516: To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the employment and reemployment …
- H.R. 5416: EVEST Act
- H.R. 5055: Office of Technology Assessment Improvement and Enhancement Act
- H.R. 4569: Veteran Service Recognition Act of 2023
- H.Res. 534: Expressing support for the designation of the day of June 19, 2023, to …
- H.R. 15: Equality Act
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2013 to Sep 2023, Takano missed 65 of 6,204 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. This is better than 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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