Capps was the representative for California’s 22nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1997 to 1997.
Capps is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1998 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 Capps sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 1993 to Dec 17, 1998. See full analysis methodology.
Capps sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Capps’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 2022 (105th): To amend trade laws and related provisions to clarify the designation of …
- H.R. 2009 (105th): Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Research, Treatment, and Assistance Act of 1997
From Jan 1997 to Oct 1997, Capps missed 14 of 534 roll call votes, which is 2.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1997. 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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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
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills