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 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021 unless re-elected.
She was previously the representative for California’s 16th congressional district as a Democrat from 1995 to 2012.
Read our 2019 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 from Jan 6, 2015 to Aug 7, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Zoe Lofgren sits on the following committees:
Lofgren was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5277: 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 conflict ...
- 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.
Does 7 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 (38%) Government Operations and Politics (21%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (14%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Taxation (5%) International Affairs (5%) Arts, Culture, Religion (5%) Education (5%)
Some of Lofgren’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 7427: ACCESS Act
- H.Con.Res. 92: Authorizing the printing of a revised and updated version of the House document ...
- H.Res. 812: Making a technical correction to the SFC Sean Cooley and SPC Christopher Horton ...
- H.R. 5675: Safeguarding Americans’ Private Records Act of 2020
- H.Res. 761: Permitting individuals to be admitted to the Hall of the House in order ...
- H.R. 5277: To amend section 442 of title 18, United States Code, to exempt certain ...
- H.R. 5210: Refugee Protection Act of 2019
From Jan 1995 to Jul 2020, Lofgren missed 635 of 16,927 roll call votes, which is 3.8%. This is worse than the median of 2.2% 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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