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Rep. Mark Takano’s 2020 Report Card

Representative from California's 41st District
Democrat
Serving Jan 3, 2013 – Jan 3, 2023


These statistics cover Takano’s record during the 116th Congress (Jan 3, 2019-Jan 3, 2021) and compare him to other representatives also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Jan 30, 2021.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make this legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of Takano’s legislative career and make your own judgements based on what activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

 

Held the 4th most committee positions compared to California Delegation (tied with 4 others)

Takano held a leadership position on 1 committee and 0 subcommittees, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. For comparison to other Members of Congress, we assigned a score giving five points for each full committee leadership position and one point for each subcommittee leadership position. View Takano’s Profile »

Compare to all California Delegation (84th percentile); House Democrats (86th percentile); All Representatives (87th percentile).


 

Ranked 25th most politically left compared to All Representatives

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 116th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Takano’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all California Delegation (10th percentile); House Democrats (10th percentile); All Representatives (6th percentile).


 

Got influential cosponsors the 26th most often compared to All Representatives (tied with 4 others)

13 of Takano’s bills and resolutions in the 116th Congress had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

Those bills were: H.Res. 865: Recognizing the 100th anniversary of …; H.R. 299: Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans …; H.R. 924: Fred Korematsu Congressional Gold Medal …; H.R. 1133: VA Employee Fairness Act of …; H.R. 2683: Unsubscribe Act of 2019; H.R. 3197: Restoring Overtime Pay Act of …; H.R. 4206: Student and Taxpayer Protection Act; H.R. 4368: Justice in Forensic Algorithms Act …; H.R. 4426: Office of Technology Assessment Improvement …; H.R. 4920: Department of Veterans Affairs Contracting …; H.R. 5697: Veterans’ ACCESS Act of 2020; H.R. 6322: Student Veteran Coronavirus Response Act …; H.R. 6612: To direct the Secretary of …

Compare to all California Delegation (82nd percentile); House Democrats (89th percentile); All Representatives (93rd percentile).


 

Ranked the 31st top leader compared to All Representatives

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 116th Congress is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Takano’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all California Delegation (82nd percentile); House Democrats (87th percentile); All Representatives (93rd percentile).


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 37th least often compared to All Representatives

Of the 578 bills that Takano cosponsored, 6% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Democrat. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all California Delegation (16th percentile); House Democrats (15th percentile); All Representatives (8th percentile).

Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.


 

Got the 43rd most cosponsors on their bills compared to All Representatives

Takano’s bills and resolutions had 936 cosponsors in the 116th Congress. Securing cosponsors is an important part of getting support for a bill, although having more cosponsors does not always mean a bill will get a vote. View Bills »

Compare to all California Delegation (76th percentile); House Democrats (82nd percentile); All Representatives (90th percentile).


 

Got bicameral support on the 53rd fewest bills compared to House Democrats (tied with 34 others)

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 3 of Takano’s bills and resolutions had a companion bill in the Senate. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Those bills were: H.R. 1288: Korematsu-Takai Civil Liberties Protection Act …; H.R. 4426: Office of Technology Assessment Improvement …; H.R. 8316: Coronavirus E-BD Act of 2020

Compare to all California Delegation (25th percentile); House Democrats (22nd percentile); All Representatives (39th percentile).

Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 76th most bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 11 others)

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 17 of Takano’s 34 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Takano caucused with in the 116th Congress.

Compare to all California Delegation (70th percentile); House Democrats (69th percentile); All Representatives (80th percentile).

Cosponsors who caucused with neither the Democratic nor Republican party do not count toward this statistic.


 

Cosponsored the 92nd most bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 1 other)

Takano cosponsored 578 bills and resolutions introduced by other Members of Congress. Cosponsorship shows a willingness to work with others to advance policy goals. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all California Delegation (55th percentile); House Democrats (62nd percentile); All Representatives (79th percentile).


 

Introduced the 93rd most bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 3 others)

Takano introduced 34 bills and resolutions in the 116th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all California Delegation (57th percentile); House Democrats (66th percentile); All Representatives (78th percentile).


 

Laws Enacted

Takano introduced 5 bills that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in the 116th Congress. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law. View Enacted Bills »

Those bills were: H.R. 299: Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans …; H.R. 4920: Department of Veterans Affairs Contracting …; H.R. 5983: To designate the facility of …; H.R. 6322: Student Veteran Coronavirus Response Act …; H.R. 8247: Veterans COMPACT Act of 2020

Compare to all California Delegation (94th percentile); House Democrats (92nd percentile); All Representatives (95th percentile).

The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively. We also exclude bills where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill.


 

Bills Out of Committee

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Takano introduced 5 bills in the 116th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 299: Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans …; H.R. 4920: Department of Veterans Affairs Contracting …; H.R. 5983: To designate the facility of …; H.R. 6322: Student Veteran Coronavirus Response Act …; H.R. 8247: Veterans COMPACT Act of 2020

Compare to all California Delegation (55th percentile); House Democrats (53rd percentile); All Representatives (71st percentile).


 

Missed Votes

Takano missed 1.9% of votes (18 of 954 votes) in the 116th Congress. View Takano’s Profile »

Compare to all California Delegation (49th percentile); All Representatives (45th percentile).

The Speaker of the House, per current House rules, is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings” and is never recorded as missing a vote, and may not be included in the comparison with other representatives if not voting. The delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are not eligible to vote in most roll call votes and so may not appear here if not elligible for any vote during the time period of these statistics.


Additional Notes

Leadership/Ideology: The leadership and ideology scores are not displayed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, or, for ideology, for Members of Congress that have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable leadership and ideology statistics.

Missing Bills: We exclude bills from some statistics where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill because the bill’s text was replaced in whole with unrelated provisions (i.e. it became a vehicle for passage of unrelated provisions).

Ranking Members (RkMembs): The chair of a committee is always selected from the political party that holds the most seats in the chamber, called the “majority party”. The “ranking member” (sometimes “RkMembs”) is the title given to the senior-most member of the committee not in the majority party.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores are Members of Congress whose first term (in the same chamber at the end of the 116th Congress) was the 116th Congress (freshmen) or 115th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.