Lofgren is the representative for California’s 19th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2013. Lofgren is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
She was previously the representative for California’s 16th congressional district as a Democrat from 1995 to 2012.
Read our 2020 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, 2017 to Jun 17, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
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:
Some of Lofgren’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3886: To direct the Secretary of the Treasury to issue Clean Energy Victory Bonds.
- H.R. 3871: To authorize the Secretary of Education to provide grants for education programs on ...
- H.R. 3872: To apologize for the treatment of Italian Americans during World War II.
- H.R. 3648: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the per-country numerical limitation ...
- H.Res. 379: Dismissing the election contest relating to the office of Representative from the Fourteenth ...
- H.Con.Res. 30: Providing for a joint session of Congress to receive a message from the ...
- H.Res. 316: Providing for the expenses of certain committees of the House of Representatives in ...
From Jan 1995 to Jun 2021, Lofgren missed 636 of 17,174 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. This is worse than the median of 2.0% 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 and major life events.
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