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.1035Referred to the House Committee Feb 24, 2015 10 Views
To amend chapter 81 of title 5, United States Code, to create a presumption that a disability or death of a Federal employee in fire protectio...
H.R.829 - SAFE PLAY ActReferred to House Education and the Workforce Feb 10, 2015 9 Views
To promote youth athletic safety and for other purposes.
H.R.410 - Pause for Safety Act of 2015Referred to the Subcommittee Feb 05, 2015 17 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.1178Referred to House Ways and Means Feb 27, 2015 7 Views
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modify payment under the Medicare program for outpatient department procedures that utilize...
H.R.1181Referred to the House Committee Feb 27, 2015 8 Views
To amend title 49, United States Code, to provide for increased and improved public access to motor vehicle safety information, enhanced tools...
H.R.1100Referred to the House Committee Feb 26, 2015 16 Views
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against income tax for amounts paid by a spouse of a member of the Armed Forces f...
Recent Voting History
H.R. 33: Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act
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