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 Nov 22, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Pramila Jayapal sits on the following committees:
Jayapal was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 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).
Jayapal sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (32%) Immigration (20%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Labor and Employment (9%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Education (5%) Commerce (5%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Jayapal recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 8361: Preventing Suicide Through Voluntary Firearm Purchase Delay Act
- H.Res. 1209: Recognizing that it is the duty of the Federal Government to develop and …
- H.R. 7706: Judicial Ethics and Anti-Corruption Act of 2022
- H.R. 6885: Healthcare Ownership Transparency Act
- H.R. 6678: Bipartisan Ban on Congressional Stock Ownership Act of 2022
- H.R. 6492: Climate Resilience Workforce Act
- H.Res. 877: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding many of today’s greatest …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2017 to Nov 2022, Jayapal missed 37 of 3,084 roll call votes, which is 1.2%. This is better than 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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