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 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Read our 2020 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, 2017 to May 7, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Mark Takano sits on the following committees:
Takano was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1276: SAVE LIVES 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”.
- H.R. 8247 (116th): Veterans COMPACT Act of 2020
- H.R. 4920 (116th): Department of Veterans Affairs Contracting Preference Consistency Act of 2020
- H.R. 6322 (116th): Student Veteran Coronavirus Response Act of 2020
- H.R. 299 (116th): Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019
- H.R. 2068 (115th): Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Education Relief and Restoration Act of 2017
Does 7 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:
Armed Forces and National Security (42%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Energy (11%) Education (8%) Immigration (8%) Labor and Employment (7%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (5%) Government Operations and Politics (5%)
Some of Takano’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 2822: To require the Secretary of Energy to carry out an energy storage research ...
- H.R. 2823: To provide for the consideration of energy storage systems by electric utilities as ...
- H.Res. 337: Congratulating the Department of Veterans Affairs on 75 years of psychology training and ...
- H.Con.Res. 29: Supporting the goals and ideals of GLSEN’s 2021 Day of Silence in bringing ...
- H.R. 2605: To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for a ...
- H.R. 2536: To provide relief for victims of hate crimes, advance the safety and well-being ...
- H.R. 2535: To prohibit Federal funds from being used to violate the terms of the ...
From Jan 2013 to Apr 2021, Takano missed 53 of 4,826 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. 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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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