Rep. Lois Capps
Democrat • 24th District, California • 10th Term • Sworn In 1998
- 3 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 145 of 352) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 3 of 352)
- 30 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 252 of 438) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 41 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.1277Referred to the House Committee Mar 04, 2015 2 Views
To provide for ocean acidification collaborative research grant opportunities.
H.R.1275Referred to the House Committee Mar 04, 2015 3 Views
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a national strategic action plan to assist health professionals in preparing f...
H.R.1278Referred to House Natural Resources Mar 04, 2015 2 Views
To authorize the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a program of awarding grants to owners or operators of wate...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.R.1260Referred to the House Committee Mar 04, 2015 6 Views
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend and modify the American Opportunity Tax Credit, and for other purposes.
H.R.1286Referred to the House Committee Mar 04, 2015 4 Views
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to eliminate the lower threshold for the refundable portion of the child tax credit, and for other ...
H.R.1209Referred to the House Committee Mar 03, 2015 9 Views
To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the designation of maternity care health professional shortage areas.
Recent Voting History
H.R. 33: Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Concur in the Senate Amendment: H R 33 Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders ActAye (with party)February 27, 2015
H.R. 240: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015
On Motion to Instruct Conferees: H R 240 Making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposesAye (with party)February 27, 2015
H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
On Passage: H J RES 35 Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposesNay (with party)February 27, 2015