Rep. Pramila Jayapal

Representative from Washington’s 7th District, Democrat

Jayapal, a Democrat, is the representative for Washington's 7th congressional district and has served since Jan 3, 2017 (next election in 2018) (map).

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Photo of Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA7]

Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Jayapal has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Jayapal is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Pramila Jayapal sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Jayapal sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (60%) Environmental Protection (40%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Jayapal’s Vote Vote Description
Nay S. 1094: Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017
Jun 13, 2017. Passed 368/55.
A string of scandals hit the Department of Veterans Affairs in the past few years, including dozens of veterans dying while waiting for care within the required 14 days at VA hospitals, forcing President Obama’s VA Secretary to resign. A new bill that recently passed ...
Nay H.R. 1842: Strengthening Children’s Safety Act of 2017
May 22, 2017. Passed 371/30.
Nay H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
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 that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...
Yea H.R. 1695: Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017
Apr 26, 2017. Passed 378/48.
This bill would change the appointment process for the head of the U.S. Copyright Office, known as the Register of Copyrights. Currently the Register of Copyrights is hired by the Librarian of Congress (who is the head of the Library of Congress). This bill would ...
Nay H.R. 1301: Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017
Mar 8, 2017. Passed 371/48.
H.R. 1301 reflects the final, bicameral agreement on fiscal year 2017 Department of Defense spending. If enacted, H.R. 1301 would result in discretionary budget authority of $577.9 billion. The agreement includes savings of $1.155 billion from lower-than-expected fuel costs, $157 million due to favorable economic ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Jun 2017, Jayapal missed 1 of 322 roll call votes, which is 0.3%. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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