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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]
#2 44 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#3 36 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#4 33 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#4 33 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#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. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#9 28 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#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. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#16 22 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#18 21 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#18 21 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#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. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#24 17 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10]
#24 17 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#24 17 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#24 17 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#29 16 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#30 15 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#30 15 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#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]
#41 9 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#42 8 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#42 8 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#42 8 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#42 8 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#46 7 Rep. Mimi Walters [R-CA45]
#46 7 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#46 7 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21]
#49 4 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#49 4 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#51 3 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#51 3 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
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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.