Former Rep. Joe Baca
Democrat • California 7 Terms • Sworn In 1999
- 40 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 6 of 438) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 48 of 438)
- 287 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 46 of 440) 15 Made Into Law (Ranks 11 of 440)
Baca was born January 23, 1947, in Belen, New Mexico, the youngest of 15 children. He served in the United States Army in Viet Nam as a paratrooper from 1966-68. Following his military service, Rep. Baca earned his bachelor's degree in sociology from California State University - Los Angeles, and was a corporate public relations officer for 15 years with General Telephone and Electric. In 1989, he started his own travel agency in San Bernardino. Baca's son, Joe, Jr., won his father's old seat in the California State Assembly in 2004.
Before his election to Congress, "Baca served in the California State Legislature for seven years. He was elected to the State Assembly in 1992, where he became the first Latino Speaker pro Tempore. From January through December 1998, he was the third-ranking leader of the Assembly, serving as Assistant Speaker pro Tempore and the Speaker's Federal Government Liaison... He was elected to the California State Senate on November 3, 1998."http://www.house.gov/baca/meetjoe/bio.htm Read More...
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Recent Voting History
H.R. 8: "Fiscal cliff" bill
On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendments: H R 8 To extend certain tax relief provisions enacted in 2001 and 2003, and to provide for expedited consideration of a bill providing for comprehensive tax reform, and for other purposesAye (with party)January 01, 2013
On Agreeing to the Resolution: H RES 844 Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 8) to extend certain tax relief provisions enacted in 2001 and 2003, and to provide for expedited consideration of a bill providing for comprehensive tax reform, and for other purposesAye (with party)January 01, 2013
H.R. 4212: Drywall Safety Act of 2012
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Concur in the Senate Amendment: H R 4212 Drywall Safety ActAye (with party)January 01, 2013