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Rep. Pramila Jayapal

Representative for Washington’s 7th District

pronounced pruh-MIL-uh // JĪ-uh-pawl

Jayapal is the representative for Washington’s 7th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2017. Jayapal is next up for reelection in 2020.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

On June 28, Rep. Jayapal was arrested for crowding, obstructing, or incommoding, during a protest inside a Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. The House Committee on Ethics concluded that no further investigation was needed since Rep. Jayapal had paid a $50 fine and charges were dropped.

Jun. 25, 2018 House Committee on Ethics concluded that no further investigation was needed since Rep. Jayapal had paid a $50 fine and charges were dropped.
Photo of Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA7]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Jayapal.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Jayapal 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 liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Jayapal has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Sep 13, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Human Rights Campaign: 100% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% American Civil Liberties Union: 97% League of Conservation Voters: 94% NIAC Action: A United States Chamber of Commerce: 50% The Club for Growth: 22% FreedomWorks: 15% Americans for Prosperity: 8% NumbersUSA: 0%

Committee Membership

Pramila Jayapal sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Jayapal sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (29%) Immigration (17%) Crime and Law Enforcement (17%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (8%) Education (8%) Environmental Protection (8%)

Recent Bills

Some of Jayapal’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Jayapal voted Nay

Passed 361/61 on Sep 26, 2018.

H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion ...

Jayapal voted Yea

Passed 366/52 on Jul 25, 2018.

The House Amendment to S. 1182 extends the National Flood Insurance Program, which is set to expire July 31, 2018, through November 30, 2018. This ...

Jayapal voted Yea

Jayapal voted Nay

Passed 382/35 on May 16, 2018.

A bill that recently passed the House with large bipartisan support would change the way our country punishes anybody who kills or attempts to kill ...

Jayapal voted Nay

Passed 395/19 on Mar 20, 2018.

H.R. 4566 amends Title I of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) to exempt nonbank financial institutions not under the ...

Jayapal voted Nay

Passed 386/41 on Jul 20, 2017.

H.R. 2825 authorizes the activities of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and provides necessary oversight and guidance to the Department to ensure that it ...

Jayapal voted Nay

Passed 229/177 on May 19, 2017.

H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe ...

Jayapal voted Nay

Passed 400/16 on Apr 5, 2017.

H.R. 1304 clarifies that federal regulators cannot redefine “stop-loss” insurance as “health insurance coverage” under federal law. Specifically, the legislation amends the Employee Retirement Income ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Sep 2019, Jayapal missed 25 of 1,740 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% 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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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: