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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 Out of Committee

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

California Delegation
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#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. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#5 3 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#5 3 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10]
#5 3 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#5 3 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#5 3 Rep. Mimi Walters [R-CA45]
#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. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#14 2 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#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. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#21 1 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#21 1 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#21 1 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#21 1 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#21 1 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#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. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#21 1 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#21 1 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#21 1 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#36 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#36 0 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#36 0 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#36 0 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#36 0 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#36 0 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#36 0 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#36 0 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
#36 0 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#36 0 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#36 0 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#36 0 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#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]
#36 0 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
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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.