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 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
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.|
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 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 3, 2017 to Jan 21, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Jayapal sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (30%) Immigration (19%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Crime and Law Enforcement (14%) Education (8%) Labor and Employment (5%) Environmental Protection (5%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (5%)
Some of Jayapal’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 9029 (116th): To improve the anti-corruption and public integrity laws, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 8774 (116th): FAMILIES Act
- H.Res. 1187 (116th): Congratulating the Seattle Storm women’s basketball team on winning the 2020 Women’s ...
- H.R. 8423 (116th): Feeding Homeless Youth During COVID–19 Act
- H.Res. 1153 (116th): Condemning unwanted, unnecessary medical procedures on individuals without their full, informed consent.
- H.R. 8357 (116th): Apprenticeship Futures for All Act
- H.R. 7356 (116th): Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act of 2020
From Jan 2017 to Jan 2021, Jayapal missed 32 of 2,182 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. 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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