Rep. Charles “Charlie” Gonzalez

Former Representative from Texas’s 20th District, Democrat

Gonzalez, a Democrat, was the representative for Texas's 20th congressional district from 1999 to 2012.



Our unique analysis of the bills Gonzalez sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Gonzalez is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Gonzalez sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (24%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Commerce (13%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Taxation (9%) Law (9%) Private Legislation (9%) Social Welfare (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1999 to Jan 2013, Gonzalez missed 303 of 9,782 roll call votes, which is 3.1%. This is on par with the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. ProPublica has tracked 15 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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