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Rep. Sara Jacobs

Representative for California’s 53rd District

pronounced SAR-uh // JAY-kubs

Jacobs is the representative for California’s 53rd congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2021. Jacobs is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Photo of Rep. Sara Jacobs [D-CA53]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

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, 2017 to May 24, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Sara Jacobs sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Jacobs sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (80%) Armed Forces and National Security (20%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Jacobs recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Jacobs voted Nay

Passed 361/69 on Mar 9, 2022.

Jacobs voted Yea

Passed 364/60 on Dec 8, 2021.

Jacobs voted Nay

Passed 363/70 on Dec 7, 2021.

This is the yearly military spending policy bill, which governs how military and related federal appropriations can be spent under the law. This bill was …

Jacobs voted Nay

Passed 387/35 on Nov 3, 2021.

Jacobs voted Yea

Passed 379/51 on Oct 19, 2021.

Jacobs voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Jan 2021 to May 2022, Jacobs missed 3 of 681 roll call votes, which is 0.4%. This is better than the median of 2.1% 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 and major life events.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: