Aguilar is the representative for California’s 33rd congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2023. Aguilar is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. He is 43 years old.
He is also House Democratic Caucus Chair, a party leadership role. Party leaders focus more on setting their party’s legislative priorties than on introducing legislation.
He was previously the representative for California’s 31st congressional district as a Democrat from 2015 to 2022.
Read our 2022 Report Card for Aguilar.
Aguilar 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 Aguilar has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Mar 24, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
Pete Aguilar sits on the following committees:
Aguilar was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1067 (116th): Santa Ana River Wash Plan Land Exchange Act
- H.R. 2979 (115th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 390 West 5th Street in San Bernardino, California, as the “Jack H. Brown Post Office …
- H.R. 5746 (115th): OPPORTUNITY Act of 2018
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).
Aguilar sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Emergency Management (32%) Armed Forces and National Security (21%) Education (16%) Labor and Employment (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Government Operations and Politics (11%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Aguilar recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 1693: To provide for joint reports by relevant Federal agencies to Congress regarding incidents …
- H.Res. 205: Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives and ranking …
- H.R. 1381: American Dream Employment Act of 2023
- H.R. 1226: Wounded Warrior Access Act
- H.Res. 164: Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.
- H.R. 1060: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1663 …
- H.Res. 102: Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House.
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
As House Democratic Caucus Chair, Aguilar may be focused on his responsibilities other than introducing legislation, such as setting the chamber’s agenda, uniting his party, and brokering deals.
From Jan 2015 to Mar 2023, Aguilar missed 73 of 4,651 roll call votes, which is 1.6%. 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
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills