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Rep. Michelle Steel

Representative for California’s 48th District

pronounced mih-SHEL // steel

Steel is the representative for California’s 48th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. She has served since Jan 3, 2021. Steel is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Photo of Rep. Michelle Steel [R-CA48]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Steel 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 Steel has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to May 20, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Michelle Steel sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Steel sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Transportation and Public Works (33%) Taxation (25%) Labor and Employment (25%) Education (17%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Steel recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Steel voted Yea

Steel voted Yea

Passed 361/69 on Mar 9, 2022.

Steel voted Nay

Passed 342/92 on Feb 8, 2022.

Steel voted Nay

Steel voted Yea

Passed 364/60 on Dec 8, 2021.

Steel voted Yea

Passed 379/51 on Oct 19, 2021.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2021 to May 2022, Steel missed 7 of 681 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. 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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Primary Sources

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