Lofgren is the representative for California’s 18th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2023. Lofgren is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. She is 75 years old.
She was previously the representative for California’s 19th congressional district as a Democrat from 2013 to 2022; and the representative for California’s 16th congressional district as a Democrat from 1995 to 2012.
Read our 2022 Report Card for Lofgren.
Lofgren is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Lofgren has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Mar 23, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
Zoe Lofgren sits on the following committees:
Lofgren was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 8089 (116th): Emergency Stopgap USCIS Stabilization Act
- H.R. 8078 (116th): Emergency Stopgap USCIS Stabilization Act
- H.R. 5277 (116th): To amend section 442 of title 18, United States Code, to exempt certain interests in mutual funds, unit investment trusts, employee benefit plans, and retirement plans from …
- H.R. 398 (112th): To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to toll, during active-duty service abroad in the Armed Forces, the periods of time to file a petition and appear …
- H.R. 4543 (111th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4285 Payne Avenue in San Jose, California, as the “Anthony J. Cortese Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 1127 (111th): To extend certain immigration programs.
- H.R. 5571 (110th): To extend for 5 years the program relating to waiver of the foreign country residence requirement with respect to international medical graduates, and for other purposes.
Does 9 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).
Lofgren sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Immigration (34%) Government Operations and Politics (24%) International Affairs (10%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (8%) Health (6%) Law (6%) Energy (6%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Lofgren recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.Res. 215: Recognizing the cultural and historical significance of Nowruz.
- H.R. 1511: To amend section 249 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to render available …
- H.R. 1017: Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act
- H.R. 9685 (117th): To provide for the admission and protection of refugees, asylum seekers, and …
- H.Res. 1516 (117th): Approving certain regulations to implement provisions of the Congressional Accountability Act of …
- H.Res. 1495 (117th): Designating the caucus room in the Cannon House Office Building as the …
- H.R. 8990 (117th): Combatting Financial Conflicts of Interest in Government Act
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1995 to Mar 2023, Lofgren missed 661 of 18,162 roll call votes, which is 3.6%. This is worse than the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|2013 Jan-Jan 112th Congress||5||0||0.0%||0th|
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
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills