Jacobs is the representative for California’s 51st congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2023. Jacobs is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. She is 34 years old.
She was previously the representative for California’s 53rd congressional district as a Democrat from 2021 to 2022.
Read our 2022 Report Card for Jacobs.
Jacobs is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Jacobs has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Mar 17, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
Sara Jacobs sits on the following committees:
Jacobs was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 9308 (117th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6401 El Cajon Boulevard in San Diego, California, as the “Susan A. Davis Post Office”.
Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Jacobs sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (63%) Armed Forces and National Security (37%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Jacobs recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 9308 (117th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at …
- H.R. 8852 (117th): End Veteran Hunger Act of 2022
- H.Res. 1335 (117th): Urging the Government of Brazil to ensure that the October 2022 elections …
- H.R. 8662 (117th): Military Data Privacy Act
- H.R. 8663 (117th): Special Operations Oversight and Transparency Act
- H.R. 8664 (117th): Atrocity Accountability Act
- H.R. 8642 (117th): To amend title 10, United States Code, to establish the Department of …
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2021 to Mar 2023, Jacobs missed 12 of 1,141 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is on par with the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- House of Representatives for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills