Rep. Maxine Waters

Representative from California’s 43rd District, Democrat

Waters, a Democrat, has been the representative for California's 43rd congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

She was previously the representative for California's 35th congressional district (1993-2012); and the representative for California's 29th congressional district (1991-1992).

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2015 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 (19%) Housing and Community Development (16%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Education (10%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (8%) Government Operations and Politics (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1991 to Apr 2016, Waters missed 1,239 of 16,435 roll call votes, which is 7.5%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% 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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