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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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Committee Positions

A score, giving five points for each full committee leadership position and one point for each subcommittee leadership position, for each legislator.

California Delegation
most committee positions
#1 5 Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]
#1 5 Rep. Devin Nunes [R-CA22]
#1 5 Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39]
#1 5 Rep. Linda Sánchez [D-CA38]
#1 5 Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]
#36 0 Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA7]
#36 0 Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]
#36 0 Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6]
#36 0 Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1]
#36 0 Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA9]
#36 0 Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA51]
#36 0 Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA23]
#36 0 Rep. Lois Capps [D-CA24, 2013-2016]
#36 0 Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11]
#36 0 Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5]
#36 0 Rep. Mimi Walters [R-CA45]
#36 0 Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12]
#36 0 Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]
#36 0 Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA31]
#36 0 Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52]
#36 0 Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]
#36 0 Rep. Tony Cárdenas [D-CA29]
#6 2 Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA50]
#6 2 Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27]
#8 1 Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47]
#8 1 Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18]
#8 1 Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30]
#8 1 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48]
#8 1 Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49]
#8 1 Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21]
#8 1 Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA15]
#8 1 Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32]
#8 1 Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14]
#8 1 Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]
#8 1 Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10]
#8 1 Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16]
#8 1 Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3]
#8 1 Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26]
#8 1 Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA37]
#8 1 Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42]
#8 1 Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D-CA46, 2013-2016]
#8 1 Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40]
#8 1 Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA41]
#8 1 Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17, 2013-2016]
#8 1 Rep. Paul Cook [R-CA8]
#8 1 Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]
#8 1 Rep. Sam Farr [D-CA20, 2013-2016]
#8 1 Rep. Steve Knight [R-CA25]
#8 1 Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
#8 1 Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4]
#8 1 Rep. Xavier Becerra [D-CA34, 2013-2017]
#8 1 Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19]
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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.