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Rep. Ernest “Tony” Gonzales

Representative for Texas’s 23rd District

pronounced TOH-nee // gun-ZAH-less

Gonzales is the representative for Texas’s 23rd congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2021. Gonzales is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. He is 42 years old.

Photo of Rep. Ernest “Tony” Gonzales [R-TX23]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2022 Report Card for Gonzales.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Gonzales 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 ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Gonzales has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Mar 27, 2023. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Ernest “Tony” Gonzales sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Gonzales was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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Does 1 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Gonzales sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Immigration (29%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) International Affairs (12%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (8%) Energy (8%) Health (8%) Sports and Recreation (8%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Gonzales recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Missed Votes

From Jan 2021 to Mar 2023, Gonzales missed 4 of 1,164 roll call votes, which is 0.3%. This is better than the median of 1.6% 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, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: