Rep. Lois Capps
Democrat • 24th District, California • 10th Term • Sworn In 1998
- 16 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 32 of 436) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 21 of 436)
- 125 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 149 of 440) 2 Made Into Law (Ranks 29 of 440)
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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- Past Seven Days: 40
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Most Recent Sponsored Bills
H.R.2846 - Planning Actively for Cancer Treatment (PACT) Act of 2015Referred to House Ways and Means Jun 23, 2015 0 Views
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of cancer care planning and coordination under the Medicare program.
H.R.2713 - Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2015Referred to the House Committee Jun 10, 2015 7 Views
To amend title VIII of the Public Health Service Act to extend advanced education nursing grants to support clinical nurse specialist programs...
H.R.2216 - Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims ActReferred to the Subcommittee Jun 01, 2015 3 Views
To amend title 18, United States Code, to protect more victims of domestic violence by preventing their abusers from possessing or receiving f...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.R.2916 - Fire Sale Loophole Closing ActReferred to the House Committee Jun 25, 2015 7 Views
To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to restrict the ability of a person whose Federal license to import, manufacture, or deal...
H.R.2917 - End Purchase of Firearms by Dangerous Individuals Act of 2015Referred to House Energy and Commerce Jun 25, 2015 6 Views
To incentivize State reporting systems that allow mental health professionals to submit information on certain individuals deemed dangerous fo...
H.R.2866 - Healthy MOM ActReferred to House Oversight and Government Reform Jun 23, 2015 7 Views
To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to provide for a special enrollment period for pregnant women, and for other purposes.
Recent Voting History
H.R. 2200: CBRN Intelligence and Information Sharing Act of 2015
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 2200 CBRN Intelligence and Information Sharing ActAye (with party)June 25, 2015
H.R. 1295: Trade Adjustment Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2015
On Motion to Concur in Senate Amendment to House Amendment to Senate Amendment: H R 1295 To extend the African Growth and Opportunity Act, the Generalized System of Preferences, the preferential duty treatment program for Haiti, and for other purposes.Aye (with party)June 25, 2015
H.R. 1615: DHS FOIA Efficiency Act of 2015
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 1615 DHS FOIA Efficiency Act of 2015Aye (with party)June 25, 2015