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.
Read our 2018 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 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 Jun 14, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Mark Takano sits on the following committees:
Takano was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
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:
Some of Takano’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3197: Restoring Overtime Pay Act of 2019
- H.Res. 434: Expressing the appreciation of the House of Representatives for Robert E. Wallace, retiring ...
- H.R. 2684: FAIR RATES Act of 2019
- H.R. 2683: Unsubscribe Act of 2019
- H.R. 1743: Advancing Grid Storage Act of 2019
- H.R. 1742: Battery Storage Innovation Act
- H.R. 1744: S.T.O.R.A.G.E. Act
From Jan 2013 to Jun 2019, Takano missed 30 of 4,061 roll call votes, which is 0.7%. 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.
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