Read our 2019 Report Card for Green.
Green 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 Green has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Mar 31, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Al Green sits on the following committees:
Green was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 251 (114th): Homes for Heroes Act of 2015
- H.R. 1154 (110th): To award a Congressional Gold Medal to Michael Ellis DeBakey, M.D.
Does 2 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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 at least about half 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).
Green sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (33%) Housing and Community Development (14%) Crime and Law Enforcement (14%) Health (11%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) International Affairs (9%) Immigration (6%) Families (5%)
Some of Green’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6382: To provide assistance for fair housing enforcement activities associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, ...
- H.R. 6381: To require the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to provide ...
- H.R. 6380: To temporarily provide for Federal insurance of transaction accounts during the COVID-19 emergency.
- H.R. 6189: To limit employers from requiring employees to use vacation leave before using sick ...
- H.Res. 869: Original Black History Month Resolution of 2020
- H.R. 5951: For the relief of Teresita Espino Ladrillo.
- H.Res. 760: Commemorating the centennial of Houston Methodist Hospital.
From Jan 2005 to Mar 2020, Green missed 238 of 10,893 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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