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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 and serves until Jan 3, 2021 unless re-elected.

Rep. Mark Takano is currently serving as a proxy for Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27] (since Sep 14, 2020) under new rules in effect during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the rules for proxy voting, representatives may designate another representative as their proxy and must give their proxy exact instructions on how to vote.
Photo of Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2019 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 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 Sep 23, 2020. 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 4 bills that were enacted:

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Does 4 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 (43%) Energy (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Education (8%) Government Operations and Politics (6%) Labor and Employment (6%) Immigration (6%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (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 Sep 2020, Takano missed 48 of 4,646 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. 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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