Rep. Sam Farr

Representative from California’s 20th District, Democrat

Farr, a Democrat, has been the representative for California's 20th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

He was previously the representative for California's 17th congressional district (1993-2012).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Farr has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Farr is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Farr for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Sam Farr sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Farr sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (75%) Crime and Law Enforcement (25%)

Recent Bills

Some of Farr’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jun 1993 to Sep 2016, Farr missed 455 of 15,683 roll call votes, which is 2.9%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 5 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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