Aguilar is the representative for California’s 31st congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 6, 2015. Aguilar is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
He is also House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair, a party leadership role. Party leaders focus more on setting their party’s legislative priorties than on introducing legislation.
Read our 2020 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, 2017 to Jul 22, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
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:
Some of Aguilar’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 475: Electing a certain Member to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.
- H.Res. 339: Electing the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Representatives.
- H.Res. 310: Electing a certain Member to a certain standing committee of the House of ...
- H.R. 1540: REPORT Act
- H.R. 1539: PROTECT Act
- H.R. 1541: PREVENT Act of 2021
- H.R. 1088: Shielding our Military from Extremists Act
As House Democratic Caucus Vice 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 Jul 2021, Aguilar missed 70 of 3,710 roll call votes, which is 1.9%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% 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 and major life events.
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