Rep. Lois Capps
Democrat • 24th District, California • 9th Term • Sworn In 1998
- 28 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 41 of 437) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 122 of 437)
- 275 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 176 of 439) 15 Made Into Law (Ranks 167 of 439)
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.5862 - Improvements in Global Maternal and Newborn Health Outcomes while Maximizing Successes ActReferred to the House Committee Dec 11, 2014 7 Views
To provide assistance to improve maternal and newborn health in developing countries, and for other purposes.
H.R.5562Signed by President Dec 18, 2014 15 Views
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 801 West Ocean Avenue in Lompoc, California, as the "Federal Correcti...
H.R.5324 - SAFE PLAY ActReferred to the Subcommittee Nov 17, 2014 5 Views
To promote youth athletic safety and for other purposes.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.R.5840 - School Protection Act of 2014Referred to the House Committee Dec 10, 2014 9 Views
To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make grants to eligible entities to train el...
H.R.5687Signed by President Dec 18, 2014 11 Views
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 101 East Market Street in Long Beach, California, as the "Juanita Mil...
H.R.5545Referred to the Subcommittee Dec 11, 2014 5 Views
To reauthorize the Federal Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Act of 2009.
Recent Voting History
H.R. 5699: John Muir National Historic Site Expansion Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 5699 John Muir National Historic Site Expansion ActAye (with party)December 11, 2014
H.R. 83: To require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of technical, policy, and financial experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and the Freely Associated States through the development of energy action plans aimed at promoting access to affordable, reliable energy, including increasing use of indigenous clean-energy resources, and for other purposes.
On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment with an Amendment: H R 83 An Act to require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and Freely Associated States through the development of energy action plans aimed at promoting access to energyNay (with party)December 11, 2014
H.R. 5806: Supporting America's Charities Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: H R 5806 Supporting America’s Charities ActAye (against party)December 11, 2014