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Rep. Matthew Martínez

Former Representative from California’s 31st District, Republican

Martínez, a Republican, was the representative for California's 31st congressional district from 1993 to 2000.

He was previously the representative for California's 30th congressional district (1981-1992; Democrat).

Photo of Rep. Matthew Martínez [R-CA31, 1993-2000]


Our unique analysis of the bills Martínez sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2000. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Martínez is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Martínez was the primary sponsor of 14 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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 about one third or more 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

Martínez sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Economics and Public Finance (18%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Social Welfare (13%) Labor and Employment (12%) Law (12%) Health (11%) Education (10%) Families (10%)

Recent Bills

Some of Martínez’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jul 1982 to Dec 2000, Martínez missed 1,097 of 9,718 roll call votes, which is 11.3%. This is much worse than the median of 3.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2000. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: