Rep. Lois Capps
Democrat • 24th District, California • 9th Term • Sworn In 1998
- 25 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 39 of 436) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 75 of 436)
- 251 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 167 of 439) 9 Made Into Law (Ranks 219 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.5033 - Ban Poisonous Additives Act of 2014Referred to the House Committee Jul 09, 2014 11 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 10 Views
To amend title 18, United States Code, to protect more victims of domestic violence by preventing their abusers from possessing or receiving f...
H.R.4806 - Pause for Safety Act of 2014Referred to the Subcommittee Jul 21, 2014 4 Views
To provide family members and close associates of an individual who they fear is a danger to himself, herself, or others new tools to prevent ...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.R.5109Referred to the House Committee Jul 15, 2014 15 Views
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1048 West Robinhood Drive in Stockton, California, as the "W. Ronald ...
H.R.5106Referred to the House Committee Jul 14, 2014 19 Views
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 Admiral Callaghan Lane in Vallejo, California, as the "Philmore G...
H.R.5051 - Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014Referred to House Ways and Means Jul 09, 2014 48 Views
To ensure that employers cannot interfere in their employees' birth control and other health care decisions.
Recent Voting History
H.R. 3230: Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014
On Motion to Instruct Conferees: H R 3230 Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014Aye (with party)July 22, 2014
H.R. 1022: Securing Energy Critical Elements and American Jobs Act of 2013
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 1022 Securing Energy Critical Elements and American Jobs ActAye (with party)July 22, 2014
H.R. 4411: Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act of 2014
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 4411 To prevent Hezbollah and associated entities from gaining access to international financial and other institutions, and for other purposes.Aye (with party)July 22, 2014