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Rep. Michelle Steel

Representative for California’s 45th District

pronounced mih-SHEL // steel

Steel is the representative for California’s 45th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. She has served since Jan 3, 2023. Steel is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. She is 67 years old.

She was previously the representative for California’s 48th congressional district as a Republican from 2021 to 2022.

Photo of Rep. Michelle Steel [R-CA45]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2022 Report Card for Steel.

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, 2019 to Mar 17, 2023. 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 (22%) Taxation (22%) International Affairs (17%) Labor and Employment (17%) Education (11%) Government Operations and Politics (11%)

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

Passed 223/206 on Sep 22, 2022.

Steel voted Yea

Passed 360/64 on Sep 22, 2022.

Steel voted Aye

Steel voted Yea

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Steel voted Nay

Steel voted Nay

Steel voted Nay

Passed 321/101 on Apr 19, 2021.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2021 to Mar 2023, Steel missed 11 of 1,141 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. This is better than the median of 1.5% 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, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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