Rep. Lois Capps
Democrat • 24th District, California • 10th Term • Sworn In 1998
- 7 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 77 of 401) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 7 of 401)
- 58 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 185 of 439) 1 Made Into Law (Ranks 45 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.1278 - Water Infrastructure Resiliency and Sustainability Act of 2015Referred to the Subcommittee Mar 23, 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...
H.R.1276 - Coastal State Climate Change Planning ActReferred to the Subcommittee Mar 23, 2015 6 Views
To amend the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 to require the Secretary of Commerce to establish a coastal climate change adaptation plannin...
H.R.1277 - Ocean Acidification Research Partnerships ActReferred to the House Committee Mar 04, 2015 0 Views
To provide for ocean acidification collaborative research grant opportunities.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.R.1709Referred to the House Committee Mar 26, 2015 1 Views
To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to provide for the assessment and management of the risks of drought to drinking water, and for other pur...
H.R.1600Referred to the House Committee Mar 25, 2015 8 Views
To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to limit co-payment, coinsurance, or other cost-sharing requirements applicable to presc...
H.R.1619Referred to the House Committee Mar 25, 2015 6 Views
To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the b...
Recent Voting History
H.R. 2: Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015
On Passage: H R 2 Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015Aye (with party)March 26, 2015
H.Res. 173: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate and strengthen Medicare access by improving physician payments and making other improvements, to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes, and providing for proceedings during the period from March 27, 2015, through April 10, 2015.
On Agreeing to the Resolution: H RES 173 Providing for consideration of H. R. 2, Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015Aye (with party)March 26, 2015
H.Con.Res. 27: Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025.
On Agreeing to the Resolution, as Amended: H CON RES 27 Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025Nay (with party)March 25, 2015