Rep. Lois Capps
Democrat • 24th District, California • 9th Term • Sworn In 1998
- 26 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 43 of 435) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 95 of 435)
- 260 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 171 of 438) 12 Made Into Law (Ranks 146 of 438)
Lois Capps was born January 10, 1938 in Ladysmith, Wisconsin. She was educated at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, Yale University and the University of California, Santa Barbara, and was a nursing instructor, nurse administrator, director of the Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting Project and the Parent and Child Enrichment Center of Santa Barbara County and an instructor at Santa Barbara City College before entering the House.
Following the death of her husband, Representative Walter Capps, Lois Capps won the then-22nd District seat by defeating Republican Tom Bordonaro in a special election on March 10th, 1998. She was sworn into the 105th Congress on March 17th. Capps successfully defended her seat against the same opponent in a general election that November, and commenced her first full term in office. In 2000, Capps retained her seat, defeating Republican Mike Stoker with 53% of the vote. After her re-election in 2002, Lois became the representative for the newly redistricted 23rd District. In November 2004, she was reelected by a substantial margin, defeating Republican challenger Don Regan by 63% to 34%. Read More...
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Most Recent Sponsored Bills
H.R.5324 - SAFE PLAY ActReferred to House Education and the Workforce Jul 31, 2014 7 Views
To promote youth athletic safety and for other purposes.
H.R.5033 - Ban Poisonous Additives Act of 2014Referred to the House Committee Jul 09, 2014 7 Views
To ban the use of bisphenol A in food containers, and for other purposes.
H.R.4906 - Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims ActReferred to the Subcommittee Jul 21, 2014 8 Views
To amend title 18, United States Code, to protect more victims of domestic violence by preventing their abusers from possessing or receiving f...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.Res.701Referred to the House Committee Jul 31, 2014 11 Views
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the current outbreak of Ebola in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia is an internation...
H.R.5363 - Water in the 21st Century ActReferred to House Science, Space, and Technology Jul 31, 2014 2 Views
To establish a WaterSense program, and for other purposes.
H.R.5331Referred to the House Committee Jul 31, 2014 8 Views
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 73839 Gorgonio Drive in Twentynine Palms, California, as the "Colonel...
Recent Voting History
H.J.Res. 76: Nuclear weapon security & non-proliferation bill
On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendments: H J RES 76 Making continuing appropriations for the National Security Administration for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes.Aye (with party)August 01, 2014
H.R. 5272: To prohibit certain actions with respect to deferred action for aliens not lawfully present in the United States, and for other purposes.
On Passage: H R 5272 To prohibit certain actions with respect to deferred action for aliens not lawfully present in the United States, and for other purposes.Nay (with party)August 01, 2014
H.R. 5230: Secure the Southwest Border Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2014
On Passage: H R 5230 Supplemental Appropriations, FY 2014Nay (with party)August 01, 2014