Becerra was the representative for California’s 34th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2013 to 2017.
He was previously the representative for California’s 31st congressional district as a Democrat from 2003 to 2012; and the representative for California’s 30th congressional district as a Democrat from 1993 to 2002.
Becerra is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2016 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Becerra sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Becerra was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.J.Res. 25 (111th): Providing for the appointment of France A. Cordova as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
- H.R. 512 (110th): Commission to Study the Potential Creation of the National Museum of the American Latino Act of 2007
- H.R. 4797 (107th): To redesignate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 265 South Western Avenue, Los Angeles, California, as the “Nat King Cole Post Office”.
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).
Becerra sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Becerra’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Con.Res. 167 (114th): Honoring Vincent Edward “Vin” Scully, the baseball broadcaster who has magnificently served ...
- H.R. 6001 (114th): Smithsonian American Latino Museum Act
- H.Res. 862 (114th): Electing a Member to a certain standing committee of the House of ...
- H.Con.Res. 142 (114th): Supporting the bid of Los Angeles, California, to bring the 2024 Summer ...
- H.Res. 603 (114th): Ranking Members of a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives.
- H.R. 4128 (114th): Taxpayer Rights Act of 2015
- H.Res. 387 (114th): Electing a Member to a certain standing committee of the House of ...
|Becerra’s Vote||Vote Description|
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. 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. 1731: National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015
Apr 23, 2015. Passed 355/63.
H.R. 5771 (113th): Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014
Dec 3, 2014. Passed 378/46.
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 3309 (113th): Innovation Act
Dec 5, 2013. Passed 325/91.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant legislative change to the U.S. patent system since the ...
H.Res. 915 (111th): Encouraging the Republic of Hungary to respect the rule of law, treat foreign investors fairly, and promote ...
Dec 8, 2009. Passed 333/74.
From Jan 1993 to Jan 2017, Becerra missed 1,096 of 16,021 roll call votes, which is 6.8%. This is much worse than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2017. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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