Rep. Nancy Pelosi

House Minority Leader

Representative from California’s 12th District, Democrat

Pelosi, a Democrat, has been the representative for California's 12th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

She was previously the representative for California's 8th congressional district (1993-2012); and the representative for California's 5th congressional district (1987-1992).

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2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Pelosi 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). Pelosi is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Pelosi sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (60%) Government Operations and Politics (40%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jun 1987 to Feb 2016, Pelosi missed 830 of 14,772 roll call votes, which is 5.6%. This is much worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 3 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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