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 Jan 20, 2017.

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Bills Out of Committee

The number of bills that each legislator introduced in the 114th Congress that got a committee vote sending it to the floor for further consideration. Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action.

California Delegation
most bills
#1 13 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#2 4 Rep. Steve Knight [R-CA25]
#2 4 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#2 4 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#5 3 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#5 3 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#5 3 Rep. Mimi Walters [R-CA45]
#5 3 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#5 3 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10]
#5 3 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#5 3 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#5 3 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#5 3 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21]
#14 2 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#14 2 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#14 2 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#14 2 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#14 2 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#14 2 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#14 2 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#21 1 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#21 1 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#21 1 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#21 1 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#21 1 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#21 1 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#21 1 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#21 1 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#21 1 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#21 1 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#21 1 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#21 1 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#21 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#21 1 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#21 1 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#36 0 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#36 0 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#36 0 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#36 0 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#36 0 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#36 0 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#36 0 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#36 0 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#36 0 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#36 0 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#36 0 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#36 0 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#36 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#36 0 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#36 0 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#36 0 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#36 0 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
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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.

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.