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Representative Gloria Negrete McLeod

Democrat of California District 35

Liberal Action Score: 25/100
Conservative Action Score: 0/100

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Democratic Representative Gloria Negrete McLeod of California

Rep. Negrete McLeod's Liberal Action Score: 25
The Liberal Action Score is calculated by compiling a series of measured liberal actions (both roll call voting and bill cosponsorship) in the 113th Congress and comparing Gloria Negrete McLeod's behavior against a liberal standard:
  • Respect for constitutional protections of American civil liberty
  • Transparency and public access in government
  • Equal treatment of people under law
  • The respect and pursuit of empirical knowledge through support for science and education
  • Protection of the Earth's environmental richness
  • Strengthening of economic opportunity for all
  • Pursuit of peaceful solutions and opposition to militarism in policy
A score of 25 means that Representative Negrete McLeod has participated in 25% of our slate of liberal actions in the 113th Congress.

Liberal Actions Taken by Congresswoman Negrete McLeod during the 113th Congress of 2013-2014:

H.R. 1010

The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013 (H.R. 1010 in the House and S. 460 in the Senate) is a bill that would increase the minimum wage from its current $7.25/hour to $10.10/hour over the next two years. After that point, the minimum wage would automatically increase to keep pace with inflation. Because the minimum wage is not currently indexed to inflation, the real value of the minimum wage continues to fall every month that the Congress fails to act, depriving hard-working Americans of another meal, taking another shirt off their backs.

Rep. Negrete McLeod has taken a liberal course of action by cosponsoring this bill.




H.R. 1652

H.R. 1652, the Student Non-Discrimination Act, would prohibit discrimination by public schools against students on the basis of their sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation. The bill is a straightforward application of the Constitution's guarantee of equal protection under the law - a guarantee that in many school districts is not being applied.

Rep. Negrete McLeod has taken a liberal course of action by cosponsoring this bill.


H.R. 1406

The title of H.R. 1406 -- the "Working Families Flexibility Act" -- is fitting in a perverse way, because it insists that Working Families become Flexible to meet the whims and reduced-pay preferences of corporate America. If passed, H.R. 1406 would end overtime pay in America. Under the new system, employers could push workers to take on long work hours but pay them as if they weren't working overtime. Instead of being paid extra, employers could assign workers "comp time" off, which might be reasonable if workers could take that time off when they needed to (driven by a sick kid, a wedding, or the demands of that second job they need to make ends meet). But no, under H.R. 1406 workers can only take off that "comp time" when employers don't need them on the job anyway. Any abuses of employees by employers is supposed to be covered by the Wage and Hour division of the U.S. Department of Labor, but that's a joke of a provision considering that the division has suffered a giant backlog under budget cuts with less than 1 investigator per million workers. H.R. 1406 would be better entitled the "Work Workers Harder, Cut Overtime Pay and Gut their Families Act."

Rep. Negrete McLeod has taken a liberal course of action by voting against this bill.


Amendment 2 to H.R. 2218

Coal wastes contain toxic levels of heavy metals, and when they are not dealt with responsibly, they are present a significant hazard to human communities and natural ecosystems. The amendment to H.R. 2218 from Henry Waxman would have required that, when coal companies deal with the coal wastes, they take action to protect human health and prevent pollution of the natural environment.

Rep. Negrete McLeod has taken a liberal course of action by voting for this bill.


Liberal Bills Congresswoman Negrete McLeod has failed to support through cosponsorship:

H.R. 526

H.R. 526, the ACHE Act, would create a moratorium on the practice of mountaintop removal coal mining - at least until scientific studies of the health impact of the mining procedure could be completed. The Appalachian Communities Health Emergency Act notes that Peer-reviewed scientific research and reports have raised serious concerns about mountaintop removal mining with respect to elevated risks in categories of birth defects studied: circulatory/respiratory, central nervous system, musculoskeletal, and gastrointestinal. Mountaintop removal coal mining also destroys local ecosystems, filling in clean mountain streams with debris laced with heavy metals.

Rep. Negrete McLeod has failed to cosponsor H.R. 526. After you read the bill, call Rep. Negrete McLeod's office at |X| and ask her to support it by adding her cosponsorship.


H.R. 881

Typically, many of the smaller bombs contained in cluster bombs don't explode. They lie there, waiting for some extra stimulus before they'll erupt in violence - stimulus like the attention of a curious child. H. R. 881, the Cluster Munitions Civilian Protection Act, prevents the expenditure of money in the federal budget for the use of cluster bombs unless it is certified that fewer than one percent of the small bombs distributed by U.S. cluster bombs fail to explode, and unless the policy dictating the use of cluster bombs specifies that the cluster bombs will only be used against military targets, not in areas where civilians are likely to go.

Rep. Negrete McLeod has failed to cosponsor H.R. 881. After you read the bill, call Rep. Negrete McLeod's office at |X| and ask her to support it by adding her cosponsorship.


H.R. 808

H.R. 808, if passed into law, would create a cabinet-level Department of Peacebuilding. The Secretary of Peacebuilding would coordinate federal policies designed to promote nonviolence.

Rep. Negrete McLeod has failed to cosponsor H.R. 808. After you read the bill, call Rep. Negrete McLeod's office at |X| and ask her to support it by adding her cosponsorship.


H.R. 519

H.R. 519, the Uniting American Families Act, would act as a relief valve from illegal immigration by creating greater avenues for legal immigration. The idea is to broaden the list of family members of U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are allowed to enter the country and obtain their own lawful permanent resident status, including permanent same-sex partners under family-based immgration provisions.

Rep. Negrete McLeod has failed to cosponsor H.R. 519. After you read the bill, call Rep. Negrete McLeod's office at |X| and ask her to support it by adding her cosponsorship.


H.R. 1506

Hardly before the 113th Congress had even begun, severe cuts began to education, housing, science, transportation, medicine, and other essential domestic programs. Even meat inspectors and nutrition for pregnant women and babies are being cut. In these circumstances, it is outrageous that funding for unnecessary military weapons programs surges ahead. U.S. Representative Ed Markey has responded to this problem with H.R. 1506, which will if passed block funding for new long-ranger bomber aircraft, reduce the number of American nuclear-powered submarines cruising the world's oceans, and cut the number of intercontinental ballistic missiles armed with nuclear weapons. H.R. 1506 simultaneously serves the cause of peace and makes more money available for government programs that directly help people in the USA.

Rep. Negrete McLeod has failed to cosponsor H.R. 1506. After you read the bill, call Rep. Negrete McLeod's office at |X| and ask her to support it by adding her cosponsorship.


H.R. 1554

H.R. 1554, the Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act, will, if passed into law, close the loopholes that corporations and wealthy individuals use to avoid paying their fair share of the dues that keep American society going, tightening prohibitions on foreign tax shelters and punishing those who conspire to devise systems through which their wealthy clients can engage in tax evasion.

Rep. Negrete McLeod has failed to cosponsor H.R. 1554. After you read the bill, call Rep. Negrete McLeod's office at |X| and ask her to support it by adding her cosponsorship.


H.R. 1755

H.R. 1755, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, should not be controversial. The 14th amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America, after all, forbids the denial of equality under the law to any group of citizens. Gays and lesbians, however, are currently denied the protection from employment discrimination that is provided to others under federal law. Lesbian and gay Americans can be fired from their jobs for no other reason than their sexual orientation. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act would change that, and bring our nation back into accord with its Constitution.

Rep. Negrete McLeod has failed to cosponsor H.R. 1755. After you read the bill, call Rep. Negrete McLeod's office at |X| and ask her to support it by adding her cosponsorship.


H.R. 2475

As an article in the New York Times reports, a system of secret laws and secret courts has been created by the White House without the knowledge or consent of the American people. A FISA court of eleven justices, all appointed by the authoritarian-leaning Chief Justice John Roberts, have been authorizing massive warrantless surveillance programs that collect information on Americans' phone calls, e-mails, text messages and similar communications. The FISA judges did not turn down a single one of the many government surveillance requests in the year 2012. The same judges have created new law, ruling that if the government has "special needs," the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution can be overruled. This law is secret -- it is literally forbidden for anyone to tell you about the law's existence (the New York Times only obtained the information through unauthorized leaks). An opportunity exists for the Senate to change this arrangement through the Ending Secret Law Act. Introduced as H.R. 2475 in the House and S. 1130 in the Senate, the Ending Secret Law Act would, if passed, require the disclosure of the secret legal opinions of the FISA court to the public, with classified secrets blacked out. That way, the American people would at least be able to know what new powers the government has assumed for itself.

Rep. Negrete McLeod has failed to cosponsor H.R. 2475. After you read the bill, call Rep. Negrete McLeod's office at |X| and ask her to support it by adding her cosponsorship.


Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod has not taken any conservative action on the That's My Congress scorecard during the 113th Congress.