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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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Bills Introduced

The number of bills each legislator introduced in the 114th Congress.

California Delegation
most bills
#1 53 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#12 27 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#13 25 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#14 23 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#14 23 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#16 22 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#16 22 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#18 21 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#18 21 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#2 44 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#20 20 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#20 20 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#22 19 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#23 18 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#24 17 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#24 17 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10]
#24 17 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#24 17 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#24 17 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#29 16 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#3 36 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#30 15 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#30 15 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#32 14 Rep. Steve Knight [R-CA25]
#33 13 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#33 13 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#35 12 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#35 12 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#37 11 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#37 11 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#39 10 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#39 10 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#4 33 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#4 33 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#41 9 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#42 8 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#42 8 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#42 8 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#42 8 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#46 7 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21]
#46 7 Rep. Mimi Walters [R-CA45]
#46 7 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#49 4 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#49 4 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#51 3 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#51 3 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#6 32 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#7 31 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#8 29 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#9 28 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#9 28 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#9 28 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
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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.

Missing Bills: We exclude bills from some statistics where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill because the bill’s text was replaced in whole with unrelated provisions (i.e. it became a vehicle for passage of unrelated provisions).

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.