Rep. Tony Cárdenas

Representative from California’s 29th District, Democrat

Cárdenas, a Democrat, has been the representative for California's 29th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Cárdenas 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). Cárdenas is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Cárdenas for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Tony Cárdenas sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Cárdenas sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (21%) Crime and Law Enforcement (18%) Education (18%) Commerce (13%) Labor and Employment (10%) Health (8%) Taxation (8%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Cárdenas’s Vote Vote Description
No H.Res. 546: Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 22) to authorize funds for Federal-aid ...
Dec 3, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 511: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015
Nov 17, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 308: Keep the Promise Act of 2015
Nov 16, 2015. Failed.
No H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Sep 2016, Cárdenas missed 175 of 2,481 roll call votes, which is 7.1%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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