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