You won't find many -- well, almost no -- issues on which John Garamendi and Tom McClintock speak with one voice.
Except, it seems, the idea of a military strike against Syria.
Both men say President Obama was right to ask for congressional approval, but seems wrong on the facts for intervention.
"Lighting a match and throwing it into the tinderbox of the Middle East could be catastrophic," says Rep. McClintock, R-Elk Grove.
"Are we simply punishing [Syrian president Bashir al] Assad? It seems to be that. And now, it's turned in to, 'Well, it's the credibility of the United States.' Really? How is our credibility enhanced or harmed?'," says Rep. Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove.
The two members of Congress are not alone in the California delegation; through statements to the press and in postings on social media, a number of Golden State representatives are expressing serious concerns or outright opposition to the President's plan for airstrikes in response to the Syrian government's use of chemical weapons.
Many of California's Democratic House members participated in a Monday morning conference call with Secretary of State John Kerry, a call that Garamendi described as a jumbled description of the goal and the mission. It left him with one unshakable reaction.
"Deep, deep concern," he said in an interview Monday afternoon. "I'm a 'no' vote right now."
Other Democrats from the state's congressional delegation argue that the mission seems too broad, or not international enough.
"I am deeply concerned that the proposed White House resolution for #Syria is over-broad and would allow troops on the ground," tweeted Rep. Eric Swallwell, D-Dublin on Sunday, who then simply wrote: "Can't support."
Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Garden Grove, tweeted on Friday that "any action we take in #Syria must be in the best interest of the United States. Simply cannot entangle ourselves in Syria's civil war."
Over the weekend, she pledged to listen to her southern California district. That also is the likely explanation for the Facebook survey being conducted by Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-Long Beach. Most respondents did not favor military intervention.
Rep. Ami Bera, D-Sacramento, is headed to Washington, D.C. on Wednesday for a meeting with Secretary Kerry in his role as a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
"A national debate on this issue will make our country and our response stronger," he said in a statement.
A spokeswoman for Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Modesto, offered a written statement made by the congressman before President Obama's Saturday announcement of a vote by Congress.
"While I will give full consideration to any request from the President in Syria, deliberations cannot take place in an absence of information," Denham wrote last Friday to his constituents.
Press spokespersons for Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Sacramento, and Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Stockton, did not respond to requests for comment.