Jose Serrano Committee Assignments In Congress

Campaign Committee Fundraising, 2017 - 2018

LAST REPORT: 12/31/2017





Cash on hand:




Top Contributors, 2017 - 2018

J Street$11,250$11,250$0
American Assn for Justice$6,000$0$6,000
American Federation of Teachers$5,000$0$5,000
Deloitte LLP$5,000$0$5,000
Jobs, Opportunities & Education PAC$5,000$0$5,000

Top Industries, 2017 - 2018

Public Sector Unions$21,000$0$21,000
Lawyers/Law Firms$9,001$1,751$7,250
Real Estate$7,461$5,461$2,000
Industrial Unions$6,000$0$6,000

Total Raised vs. Average Raised

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Source of Funds (Campaign Committee), 2017 - 2018

NOTE: All the numbers on this page are for the 2017 - 2018 election cycle and based on Federal Election Commission data released electronically on 03/13/18 for Fundraising totals, Source of Funds and Total Raised vs Average, and on 02/20/18 for Top Contributors and Industries.  ("Help! The numbers don't add up...")


Sometimes it's hard to make apple-to-apple comparisons across some of the pages in a candidate's profile. Here's why:

Summary numbers - specifically "Total Raised and Spent" and "PAC/Individual Split" - are based on summary reports filed by the candidates with the Federal Election Commission. All other numbers in these profiles ("Quality of Disclosure," "Geography" and "Special Interests") are derived from detailed FEC reports that itemize all contributions of $200 or more.

There is also a time lag in posting the information. While summary numbers are reported almost immediately by the FEC -- and listed quickly on OpenSecrets -- processing and analyzing the detailed records takes much longer. For that reason, summary numbers are usually higher (and more current) than the numbers based on detailed records.


The figures in these profiles are taken from databases uploaded by the FEC to the internet on the first day of every month. Those databases are only as current as the FEC has been able to compile by that date (see the note above about lag times for data entry).

The Center updates figures for "Total Raised and Spent" and for "PAC/Individual Split" a few days after the first of the month. The remaining figures - based on detailed contribution data - is updated by the Center after the 20th of every month. This gives us time to analyze the contributions and categorize them by industry and interest group.

The organizations themselves did not donate, rather the money came from the organizations' PACs, their individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals' immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.

Why (and How) We Use Donors' Employer/Occupation Information

The organizations listed as "Top Contributors" reached this list for one of two reasons: either they gave through a political action committee sponsored by the organization, or individuals connected with the organization contributed directly to the candidate.

Under federal law, all contributions over $200 must be itemized and the donor's occupation and employer must be requested and disclosed, if provided. The Center uses that employer/occupation information to identify the donor's economic interest. We do this in two ways:

  • First, we apply a code to the contribution, identifying the industry. Totals for industries (and larger economic sectors) can be seen in each candidate and race profile, and in the Industry Profile section of the OpenSecrets website.
  • Second, we standardize the name of the donor's employer. If enough contributions came in from people connected with that same employer, the organization's name winds up on the Top Contributor list.

Of course, it is impossible to know either the economic interest that made each individual contribution possible or the motivation for each individual giver. However, the patterns of contributions provide critical information for voters, researchers and others. That is why Congress mandated that candidates and political parties request employer information from contributors and publicly report it when the contributor provides it.

In some cases, a cluster of contributions from the same organization may indicate a concerted effort by that organization to "bundle" contributions to the candidate. In other cases—both with private companies and with government agencies, non-profits and educational institutions—the reason for the contributions may be completely unrelated to the organization.

Showing these clusters of contributions from people associated with particular organizations provides a valuable—and unique—way of understanding where a candidate is getting his or her financial support. Knowing those groups is also useful after the election, as issues come before Congress and the administration that may affect those organizations and their industries.


The figures profiled here include money from two sources: These contributors were either the sponsors of a PAC that gave to the politician, or they were listed as an individual donor's employer. Donors who give more than $200 to any federal candidate, PAC or party committee must list their occupation and employer. Based on that information, the donor is given an economic code. These totals are conservative, as not all of the individual contributions have yet been classified by the Center.

In cases where two or more people from the same family contributed, the income-earner's occupation/employer is assigned to all non-wage earning family members. If, for instance, Henry Jones lists his employer as First National Bank, his wife Matilda lists "Homemaker" and 12-year old Tammy shows up as "Student," the Center would identify all their contributions as being related to the "First National Bank" since that's the source of the family's income.

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Small Individual Contributions (< $200)$2,2832.29%
Large Individual Contributions$28,25328.30%
PAC Contributions$69,31269.42%
Candidate self-financing$00.00%

Fundraising Events


Jose Serrano


Jose Serrano


Jose Serrano


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for Serrano.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Serrano is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Serrano has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

José Serrano sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Serrano was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

  • H.R. 6282 (114th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2024 Jerome Avenue, in Bronx, New York, as the “Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. Post ...
  • H.R. 1350 (114th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 442 East 167th Street in Bronx, New York, as the “Herman Badillo Post Office Building”.
  • H.R. 4938 (111th): To permit the use of previously appropriated funds to extend the Small Business Loan Guarantee Program, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 3170 (111th): Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2010
  • H.R. 282 (105th): To designate the United States Post Office building located at 153 East 110th Street, New York, New York, as the “Oscar Garcia Rivera Post Office Building”.
  • H.R. 4312 (102nd): Voting Rights Language Assistance Act of 1992
  • H.J.Res. 91 (102nd): Designating June 10 through 16, 1991, as “Pediatric AIDS Awareness Week”.

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Serrano sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (26%)International Affairs (16%)Agriculture and Food (14%)Immigration (12%)Housing and Community Development (9%)Science, Technology, Communications (9%)Government Operations and Politics (9%)Education (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Serrano’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Serrano’s VoteVote Description
Nay H.R. 2842: Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act
Jun 23, 2017. Passed 377/34.
H.R. 2842 connects low-income Americans looking for work with employers looking to fill job openings, including through apprenticeships and other forms of on-the-job training. Specifically, the legislation provides funding for states to subsidize employment for a limited time for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) ...
Nay H.R. 5052: OPEN Act
May 10, 2016. Passed 410/1.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
Nay H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
Nay H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
No H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Nay H.R. 1765 (113th): Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013
Apr 26, 2013. Passed 361/41.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
Nay S. 3325 (110th): Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008
Sep 28, 2008. Passed 381/41.

Missed Votes

From Mar 1990 to Mar 2018, Serrano missed 637 of 18,192 roll call votes, which is 3.5%. This is worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

Show the numbers...

Time PeriodVotes EligibleMissed VotesPercentPercentile
1990 Jan-Mar1300.0%0th
1990 Apr-Jun150138.7%86th
1990 Jul-Sep183116.0%77th
1990 Oct-Oct14353.5%63rd
1991 Jan-Mar6234.8%59th
1991 Apr-Jun1394230.2%98th
1991 Jul-Sep8167.4%85th
1991 Oct-Nov16253.1%65th
1992 Jan-Mar6646.1%57th
1992 Apr-Jun18584.3%68th
1992 Jul-Sep1962412.2%90th
1992 Oct-Oct4124.9%63rd
1993 Jan-Mar127107.9%87th
1993 Apr-Jun190168.4%78th
1993 Jul-Sep16442.4%65th
1993 Oct-Nov13453.7%75th
1994 Jan-Mar9522.1%41st
1994 Apr-Jun21994.1%70th
1994 Jul-Sep142117.7%78th
1994 Oct-Nov5100.0%0th
1995 Jan-Mar27920.7%42nd
1995 Apr-Jun189179.0%93rd
1995 Jul-Sep23262.6%66th
1995 Oct-Dec18584.3%78th
1996 Jan-Mar11054.5%67th
1996 Apr-Jun18242.2%45th
1996 Jul-Sep16342.5%54th
1997 Jan-Mar7122.8%48th
1997 Apr-Jun17410.6%20th
1997 Jul-Sep232198.2%92nd
1997 Oct-Nov16321.2%39th
1998 Jan-Mar8900.0%0th
1998 Apr-Jun18573.8%67th
1998 Jul-Sep199199.5%88th
1998 Oct-Dec7411.4%42nd
1999 Jan-Mar7700.0%0th
1999 Apr-Jun184137.1%84th
1999 Jul-Sep204104.9%86th
1999 Oct-Nov14696.2%78th
2000 Jan-Mar9533.2%43rd
2000 Apr-Jun2773914.1%94th
2000 Jul-Sep1301310.0%92nd
2000 Oct-Dec10144.0%35th
2001 Jan-Mar7511.3%41st
2001 Apr-Jun135118.1%88th
2001 Jul-Sep149138.7%89th
2001 Oct-Dec15395.9%80th
2002 Jan-Mar7911.3%34th
2002 Apr-Jun203115.4%79th
2002 Jul-Sep141128.5%83rd
2002 Oct-Nov6111.6%41st
2003 Jan-Mar9477.4%86th
2003 Apr-Jun23962.5%59th
2003 Jul-Sep193136.7%84th
2003 Oct-Dec15164.0%56th
2004 Jan-Mar10498.7%76th
2004 Apr-Jun22162.7%51st
2004 Jul-Sep161169.9%85th
2004 Oct-Dec5800.0%0th
2005 Jan-Mar9055.6%71st
2005 Apr-Jun27210.4%16th
2005 Jul-Sep14632.1%53rd
2005 Oct-Dec16384.9%69th
2006 Jan-Mar8100.0%0th
2006 Apr-Jun276124.3%76th
2006 Jul-Sep15900.0%0th
2006 Nov-Dec2700.0%0th
2007 Jan-Mar21341.9%54th
2007 Apr-Jun39341.0%35th
2007 Jul-Sep31741.3%32nd
2007 Oct-Dec26331.1%23rd
2008 Jan-Mar14910.7%9th
2008 Apr-Jun32100.0%0th
2008 Jul-Sep20521.0%26th
2008 Oct-Dec1516.7%78th
2009 Jan-Mar17410.6%24th
2009 Apr-Jun30372.3%53rd
2009 Jul-Sep26831.1%34th
2009 Oct-Dec24641.6%35th
2010 Jan-Mar19542.1%39th
2010 Apr-Jun21952.3%44th
2010 Jul-Sep15142.6%59th
2010 Nov-Dec9922.0%36th
2011 Jan-Mar21220.9%45th
2011 Apr-Jun28120.7%34th
2011 Jul-Sep24700.0%0th
2011 Oct-Dec20821.0%37th
2012 Jan-Mar1512113.9%95th
2012 Apr-Jun29931.0%40th
2012 Jul-Sep15210.7%32nd
2012 Nov-Dec5112.0%38th
2013 Jan-Jan500.0%0th
2013 Jan-Mar8911.1%42nd
2013 Apr-Jun21510.5%24th
2013 Jul-Sep20010.5%26th
2013 Oct-Dec13710.7%30th
2014 Jan-Mar14810.7%23rd
2014 Apr-Jun219167.3%84th
2014 Jul-Sep14700.0%0th
2014 Nov-Dec4900.0%0th
2015 Jan-Mar14400.0%0th
2015 Apr-Jun24400.0%0th
2015 Jul-Sep13900.0%0th
2015 Oct-Dec17700.0%0th
2016 Jan-Mar13732.2%44th
2016 Apr-Jun20400.0%0th
2016 Jul-Sep23231.3%55th
2016 Nov-Dec48816.7%96th
2017 Jan-Mar20810.5%23rd
2017 Apr-Jun13600.0%0th
2017 Jul-Sep19900.0%0th
2017 Oct-Dec16710.6%24th
2018 Jan-Mar10100.0%0th

Primary Sources

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José Serrano is pronounced:

hoh-ZAY // suh-RAH-noh

The letters stand for sounds according to the following table:

LetterSounds As In
AH ahcalm
AY aysay
H hhat
N nnot
OH ohmost
R rrag
S ssit
UH uhcup
Z zzebra

Capital letters indicate a stressed syllable.

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