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.
Read our 2022 Report Card for Barragán.
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.
Nanette Barragán sits on the following committees:
Barragán was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1095 (117th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 101 South Willowbrook Avenue in Compton, California, as the “PFC James Anderson, Jr., Post Office …
- H.R. 189 (117th): John Lewis NIMHD Research Endowment Revitalization Act of 2021
- H.R. 1870 (117th): Strengthening Local Transportation Security Capabilities Act of 2021
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).
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:
- H.R. 1342: Medicaid Dental Benefit Act of 2023
- H.R. 1065: Outdoors for All Act
- H.R. 891: Energy Resilient Communities Act
- H.R. 590: Ensuring Kids Have Access to Medically Necessary Dental Care Act
- H.Res. 1511 (117th): Recognizing Interscholastic Athletic Administrators’ Day on December 14, 2022.
- H.R. 9377 (117th): National Patient Safety Board Act of 2022
- H.R. 9358 (117th): Access to Innovative Treatments Act of 2022
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
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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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
- House Democratic Caucus for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills