Read our 2017 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 liberal–conservative 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. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Zoe Lofgren sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on the Judiciary
- House Committee on House Administration
- House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
- Joint Committee on the Library
Lofgren was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- 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.
- H.R. 5837 (110th): To make technical corrections to section 1244 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, which provides special immigrant status for certain Iraqis, and for ...
- H.R. 1087 (104th): For the relief of Nguyen Quy An and Nguyen Ngoc Kim Quy.
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 about one third or more 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 (27%) Crime and Law Enforcement (15%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (12%) Science, Technology, Communications (12%) Taxation (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%)
Some of Lofgren’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4124: USA RIGHTS Act
- H.Res. 497: Urging the Vice President and the Cabinet to fulfill their duties pursuant to ...
- H.R. 3639: Science Laureates of the United States Act of 2017
- H.R. 2245: ZZZ’s to A’s Act
- H.R. 2043: Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2017
- H.R. 1707: To apologize for the treatment of Italian Americans during World War II.
- H.R. 1706: To authorize the Secretary of Education to provide grants for education programs on ...
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H.R. 1695: Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017
Apr 26, 2017. Passed 378/48.
This bill would change the appointment process for the head of the U.S. Copyright Office, known as the Register of Copyrights. Currently the Register of Copyrights is hired by the Librarian of Congress (who is the head of the Library of Congress). This bill would ...
S. 612: A bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the “George P. Kazen Federal Building ...
Dec 8, 2016. Passed 360/61.
H.R. 4127: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Dec 1, 2015. Passed 364/58.
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.
H.R. 3857 (112th): Public Transit Security and Local Law Enforcement Support Act
Sep 12, 2012. Passed 355/62.
H.R. 5325 (112th): Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013
Jun 6, 2012. Passed 255/165.
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 change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
From Jan 1995 to Jan 2018, Lofgren missed 583 of 15,585 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. This is worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 117 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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