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Rep. Nanette Barragán

Representative for California’s 44th District

pronounced nuh-NET // BAIR-uh-gun

Barragán is the representative for California’s 44th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2017. Barragán is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. She is 46 years old.

Photo of Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2022 Report Card for Barragán.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Barragán 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 Barragán has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Mar 21, 2023. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Nanette Barragán sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Barragán was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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Does 3 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Barragán sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (40%) Energy (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Environmental Protection (10%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Education (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%) Transportation and Public Works (6%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Barragán recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Barragán voted Nay

Barragán voted Nay

Barragán voted Yea

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due …

Barragán voted Nay

Barragán voted Yea

Passed 283/132 on Jul 24, 2018.

Should medical devices be taxed to help pay for Obamacare? #### Context The Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare, imposed a 2.3% tax …

Barragán voted Yea

Failed 259/140 on Mar 13, 2018.

H.R. 5247 authorizes the use of eligible investigational drugs by patients who have been diagnosed with certain illnesses, who have exhausted the approved treatment options …

Barragán voted Yea

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Mar 2023, Barragán missed 62 of 3,307 roll call votes, which is 1.9%. This is on par with 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

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