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2016 Report Cards: California Delegation

These statistics dissect the legislative records of Members of Congress during the 114th Congress (Jan 6, 2015-Jan 3, 2017), as of Aug 24, 2017.

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Laws Enacted

The number of bills each legislator introduced that became law in the 114th Congress, including via incorporation into other bills. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law.

California Delegation
most bills
#1 5 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#2 3 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10]
#2 3 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#4 2 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#4 2 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#4 2 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#7 1 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#7 1 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#7 1 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#7 1 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#7 1 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#7 1 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#7 1 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#7 1 Rep. Mimi Walters [R-CA45]
#7 1 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#7 1 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#7 1 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#7 1 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#7 1 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#7 1 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#7 1 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#7 1 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#23 0 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#23 0 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#23 0 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#23 0 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#23 0 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#23 0 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#23 0 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#23 0 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#23 0 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#23 0 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#23 0 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#23 0 Rep. Steve Knight [R-CA25]
#23 0 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#23 0 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#23 0 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#23 0 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#23 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#23 0 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#23 0 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#23 0 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#23 0 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#23 0 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#23 0 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#23 0 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#23 0 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21]
#23 0 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#23 0 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#23 0 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#23 0 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#23 0 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
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The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively.

Additional Notes

The Speaker’s Votes: Missed votes are not computed for the Speaker of the House. According to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings.” In practice this means the Speaker of the House rarely votes but is not considered absent.

Leadership/Ideology: The leadership and ideology scores are not displayed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, or, for ideology, for Members of Congress that have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable leadership and ideology statistics.

Ranking Members (RkMembs): The chair of a committee is always selected from the political party that holds the most seats in the chamber, called the “majority party”. The “ranking member” (sometimes “RkMembs”) is the title given to the senior-most member of the committee not in the majority party.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores are Members of Congress whose first term (in the same chamber at the end of the 114th Congress) was the 114th Congress (freshmen) or 113th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.