Rep. Nancy Pelosi

House Minority Leader

Representative from California’s 12th District, Democrat

Pelosi, a Democrat, is the representative for California's 12th congressional district and has served since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2018) (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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Analysis

Read our 2016 Report Card for Pelosi.

Our unique analysis of the bills Pelosi sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the .

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the in . 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)

Enacted Legislation

Pelosi was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Pelosi sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (60%) Economics and Public Finance (40%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Pelosi’s Vote Vote Description
No S. 612: A bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the “George P. Kazen Federal Building ...
Dec 8, 2016. Passed 360/61.
No H.Res. 546: Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 22) to authorize funds for Federal-aid ...
Dec 3, 2015. Passed 384/40.
Yea H.R. 308: Keep the Promise Act of 2015
Nov 16, 2015. Failed 263/146.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act ("H.R. 2048". , Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection ...
Nay H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
No H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
No H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...

Missed Votes

From Jun 1987 to Jan 2017, Pelosi missed 916 of 15,390 roll call votes, which is 6.0%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% 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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