Rep. Maxine Waters [D]

Representative from California’s 43rd District

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
2013-2016 Representative California's 43rd District (map)
1993-2012 Representative California's 35th District
1991-1992 Representative California's 29th District

2014 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Waters has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

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

Committee Membership

Maxine Waters sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Waters sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (23%) Crime and Law Enforcement (18%) Housing and Community Development (18%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Education (10%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (8%) Government Operations and Politics (3%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1991 to Nov 2015, Waters missed 1,226 of 16,195 roll call votes, which is 7.6%. This is much worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 4 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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