Xavier Becerra Committee Assignments In Congress

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Campaign Committee Fundraising, 2015 - 2016

LAST REPORT: 12/31/2016





Cash on hand:




Top Contributors, 2015 - 2016

Oaktree Capital Management$26,800$26,800$0
DreamWorks SKG$21,600$21,600$0
UBS AG$12,700$2,700$10,000
Charles Schwab Corp$11,776$9,776$2,000
Wells Fargo$11,500$1,500$10,000

Top Industries, 2015 - 2016

Health Professionals$143,399$9,199$134,200
Real Estate$125,925$75,925$50,000
Securities & Investment$125,726$64,226$61,500
Hospitals/Nursing Homes$94,255$32,755$61,500

Total Raised vs. Average Raised

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Source of Funds (Campaign Committee), 2015 - 2016

NOTE: All the numbers on this page are for the 2015 - 2016 election cycle and based on Federal Election Commission data released electronically on 05/18/17 for Fundraising totals, Source of Funds and Total Raised vs Average, and on 02/20/18 for Top Contributors and Industries.  ("Help! The numbers don't add up...")


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The Center updates figures for "Total Raised and Spent" and for "PAC/Individual Split" a few days after the first of the month. The remaining figures - based on detailed contribution data - is updated by the Center after the 20th of every month. This gives us time to analyze the contributions and categorize them by industry and interest group.

The organizations themselves did not donate, rather the money came from the organizations' PACs, their individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals' immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.

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The organizations listed as "Top Contributors" reached this list for one of two reasons: either they gave through a political action committee sponsored by the organization, or individuals connected with the organization contributed directly to the candidate.

Under federal law, all contributions over $200 must be itemized and the donor's occupation and employer must be requested and disclosed, if provided. The Center uses that employer/occupation information to identify the donor's economic interest. We do this in two ways:

  • First, we apply a code to the contribution, identifying the industry. Totals for industries (and larger economic sectors) can be seen in each candidate and race profile, and in the Industry Profile section of the OpenSecrets website.
  • Second, we standardize the name of the donor's employer. If enough contributions came in from people connected with that same employer, the organization's name winds up on the Top Contributor list.

Of course, it is impossible to know either the economic interest that made each individual contribution possible or the motivation for each individual giver. However, the patterns of contributions provide critical information for voters, researchers and others. That is why Congress mandated that candidates and political parties request employer information from contributors and publicly report it when the contributor provides it.

In some cases, a cluster of contributions from the same organization may indicate a concerted effort by that organization to "bundle" contributions to the candidate. In other cases—both with private companies and with government agencies, non-profits and educational institutions—the reason for the contributions may be completely unrelated to the organization.

Showing these clusters of contributions from people associated with particular organizations provides a valuable—and unique—way of understanding where a candidate is getting his or her financial support. Knowing those groups is also useful after the election, as issues come before Congress and the administration that may affect those organizations and their industries.


The figures profiled here include money from two sources: These contributors were either the sponsors of a PAC that gave to the politician, or they were listed as an individual donor's employer. Donors who give more than $200 to any federal candidate, PAC or party committee must list their occupation and employer. Based on that information, the donor is given an economic code. These totals are conservative, as not all of the individual contributions have yet been classified by the Center.

In cases where two or more people from the same family contributed, the income-earner's occupation/employer is assigned to all non-wage earning family members. If, for instance, Henry Jones lists his employer as First National Bank, his wife Matilda lists "Homemaker" and 12-year old Tammy shows up as "Student," the Center would identify all their contributions as being related to the "First National Bank" since that's the source of the family's income.

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Small Individual Contributions (< $200)$31,9641.72%
Large Individual Contributions$581,89731.39%
PAC Contributions$1,137,09361.34%
Candidate self-financing$00.00%

Fundraising Events


Xavier Becerra


Xavier Becerra


Ideology–Leadership Chart

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. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Becerra was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Becerra sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Social Welfare (33%)Arts, Culture, Religion (25%)Sports and Recreation (25%)Taxation (17%)

Recent Bills

Some of Becerra’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Becerra’s VoteVote Description
Yea H.R. 511: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015
Nov 17, 2015. Passed 249/177.
Yea H.R. 308: Keep the Promise Act of 2015
Nov 16, 2015. Failed 263/146.
No 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. ...
Yea 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 ...
No H.R. 1731: National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015
Apr 23, 2015. Passed 355/63.
No H.R. 5771 (113th): Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014
Dec 3, 2014. Passed 378/46.
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
No H.R. 3309 (113th): Innovation Act
Dec 5, 2013. Passed 325/91.
Aye 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 ...
Nay H.Res. 915 (111th): Encouraging the Republic of Hungary to respect the rule of law, treat foreign investors fairly, and promote ...
Dec 8, 2009. Passed 333/74.

Missed Votes

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 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2017. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Time PeriodVotes EligibleMissed VotesPercentPercentile
1993 Jan-Mar12743.1%54th
1993 Apr-Jun1903015.8%92nd
1993 Jul-Sep16453.0%70th
1993 Oct-Nov13421.5%48th
1994 Jan-Mar9555.3%76th
1994 Apr-Jun219188.2%91st
1994 Jul-Sep1422819.7%94th
1994 Oct-Nov5112.0%50th
1995 Jan-Mar2797828.0%99th
1995 Apr-Jun189168.5%92nd
1995 Jul-Sep2323012.9%97th
1995 Oct-Dec18552.7%60th
1996 Jan-Mar11098.2%82nd
1996 Apr-Jun1822413.2%97th
1996 Jul-Sep16353.1%61st
1997 Jan-Mar7122.8%48th
1997 Apr-Jun174158.6%95th
1997 Jul-Sep232177.3%90th
1997 Oct-Nov16384.9%81st
1998 Jan-Mar891820.2%96th
1998 Apr-Jun185147.6%86th
1998 Jul-Sep19984.0%68th
1998 Oct-Dec7479.5%95th
1999 Jan-Mar771722.1%98th
1999 Apr-Jun184158.2%89th
1999 Jul-Sep20483.9%79th
1999 Oct-Nov14653.4%61st
2000 Jan-Mar951313.7%85th
2000 Apr-Jun277186.5%85th
2000 Jul-Sep1302317.7%95th
2000 Oct-Dec1012322.8%89th
2001 Jan-Mar754762.7%99th
2001 Apr-Jun1351712.6%96th
2001 Jul-Sep14900.0%0th
2001 Oct-Dec153117.2%87th
2002 Jan-Mar7967.6%83rd
2002 Apr-Jun203199.4%91st
2002 Jul-Sep14196.4%74th
2002 Oct-Nov61711.5%89th
2003 Jan-Mar941010.6%95th
2003 Apr-Jun2392610.9%94th
2003 Jul-Sep19394.7%79th
2003 Oct-Dec15185.3%70th
2004 Jan-Mar10454.8%57th
2004 Apr-Jun221146.3%81st
2004 Jul-Sep16174.3%54th
2004 Oct-Dec5846.9%66th
2005 Jan-Mar9066.7%75th
2005 Apr-Jun272228.1%90th
2005 Jul-Sep14685.5%82nd
2005 Oct-Dec163116.7%84th
2006 Jan-Mar8111.2%38th
2006 Apr-Jun276134.7%80th
2006 Jul-Sep15985.0%80th
2006 Nov-Dec27518.5%89th
2007 Jan-Mar21300.0%0th
2007 Apr-Jun393348.7%92nd
2007 Jul-Sep317134.1%79th
2007 Oct-Dec26351.9%32nd
2008 Jan-Mar14921.3%23rd
2008 Apr-Jun321123.7%61st
2008 Jul-Sep20552.4%48th
2008 Oct-Dec1500.0%0th
2009 Jan-Mar17431.7%44th
2009 Apr-Jun303216.9%88th
2009 Jul-Sep26862.2%61st
2009 Oct-Dec24683.3%58th
2010 Jan-Mar19552.6%46th
2010 Apr-Jun219146.4%78th
2010 Jul-Sep15142.6%59th
2010 Nov-Dec9933.0%45th
2011 Jan-Mar21262.8%78th
2011 Apr-Jun28182.8%72nd
2011 Jul-Sep24741.6%54th
2011 Oct-Dec20883.8%69th
2012 Jan-Mar15164.0%74th
2012 Apr-Jun299206.7%81st
2012 Jul-Sep15253.3%73rd
2012 Nov-Dec5123.9%56th
2013 Jan-Jan500.0%0th
2013 Jan-Mar8911.1%42nd
2013 Apr-Jun21594.2%74th
2013 Jul-Sep20021.0%42nd
2013 Oct-Dec13764.4%74th
2014 Jan-Mar14885.4%79th
2014 Apr-Jun219135.9%78th
2014 Jul-Sep14710.7%28th
2014 Nov-Dec4900.0%0th
2015 Jan-Mar14432.1%50th
2015 Apr-Jun2442610.7%94th
2015 Jul-Sep13942.9%73rd
2015 Oct-Dec17710.6%31st
2016 Jan-Mar1373324.1%96th
2016 Apr-Jun20410.5%19th
2016 Jul-Sep23252.2%68th
2016 Nov-Dec4836.3%83rd
2017 Jan-Mar614268.9%99th

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