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Rep. Pete Aguilar

House Democratic Caucus Chair and Representative for California’s 33rd District

pronounced peet // AG-yoo-lahr

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.

Photo of Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA33]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2022 Report Card for Aguilar.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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.

Committee Membership

Pete Aguilar sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Aguilar 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

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:

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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.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Aguilar voted Nay

Aguilar voted Yea

Aguilar voted Yea

Aguilar voted Yea

Passed 264/143 on Mar 6, 2018.

H.R. 4607 amends the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 (EGRPRA) to require the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) and each …

Aguilar voted Yea

Passed 325/89 on Apr 27, 2016.

Aguilar voted Yea

Failed 263/146 on Nov 16, 2015.

Aguilar voted Yea

Passed 303/121 on Oct 7, 2015.

Aguilar voted No

Aguilar voted Aye

Passed 247/178 on Jun 16, 2015.

The Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (IAA), H.R. 2596, was passed by the House on June 16. The IAA would authorize funding for …

Aguilar voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

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 …

Aguilar voted Aye

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

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