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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 2018.

Photo of Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA7]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 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. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% NIAC Action: A FreedomWorks: 15% Americans for Prosperity: 0% NumbersUSA: 0%

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 (33%) Environmental Protection (22%) Health (22%) Immigration (22%)

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 H.R. 5698: Protect and Serve Act of 2018
May 16, 2018. Passed 382/35.
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 a law enforcement or police officer. #### Context 128 law enforcement officers were killed in 2017. And 2018 is on ...
Nay H.R. 4667: Making further supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, for disaster assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and calendar year 2017 wildfires, ...
Dec 21, 2017. Passed 251/169.
Nay H.Res. 599: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to United States policy towards Yemen, and for other purposes.
Nov 13, 2017. Passed 366/30.
Nay H.R. 2825: DHS Authorization Act of 2017
Jul 20, 2017. Passed 386/41.
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 is effectively carrying out the mission of securing the homeland. A full section-by-section of the legislation can be found here ...
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 ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Jul 2018, Jayapal missed 20 of 1,038 roll call votes, which is 1.9%. This is on par with the median of 2.4% 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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