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 from Jan 5, 2011 to Dec 30, 2016. 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”.
Does 3 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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 ...
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 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2017. 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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