Read our 2016 Report Card for Cárdenas.
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)
Tony Cárdenas sits on the following committees:
Cárdenas sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Crime and Law Enforcement (23%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (17%) Education (15%) Health (13%) Commerce (11%) Labor and Employment (9%) Taxation (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (4%)
Some of Cárdenas’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 250: Expressing the need to eliminate life without parole for children.
- H.R. 1926: Protecting Youth from Solitary Confinement Act
- H.R. 1924: Community-Based Gang Intervention Act
- H.R. 1925: At-Risk Youth Medicaid Protection Act of 2017
- H.R. 1885: Prohibiting Detention of Youth Status Offenders Act of 2017
- H.R. 1874: ABLE Age Adjustment Act
- H.Res. 237: Honoring the accomplishments and legacy of César Estrada Chávez.
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|Cárdenas’s Vote||Vote Description|
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 384/40.
H.R. 511: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015
Nov 17, 2015. Passed 249/177.
H.R. 308: Keep the Promise Act of 2015
Nov 16, 2015. Failed 263/146.
H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
From Jan 2013 to Apr 2017, Cárdenas missed 180 of 2,750 roll call votes, which is 6.5%. This is much worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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