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.
Read our 2022 Report Card for Steel.
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.
Michelle Steel sits on the following committees:
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:
- H.Res. 234: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives relating to the commemoration of …
- H.R. 1330: Taiwan Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2023
- H.R. 1146: Stop Higher Education Espionage and Theft Act of 2023
- H.R. 958: To require certain reports and briefings relating to North Korea.
- H.R. 488: SNOOP Act of 2023
- H.R. 8868 (117th): Solidify Iran Sanctions Act of 2022
- H.R. 8631 (117th): Taiwan Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills