Green, a Democrat, is the representative for Texas's 29th congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 5, 1993. Green is next up for reelection in 2018.
Read our 2016 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. See full analysis methodology.
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Gene Green sits on the following committees:
Green was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1532 (110th): Comprehensive Tuberculosis Elimination Act of 2008
- H.R. 1343 (110th): Health Care Safety Net Act of 2008
- H.R. 727 (110th): Trauma Care Systems Planning and Development Act of 2007
- H.R. 584 (110th): To designate the Federal building located at 400 Maryland Avenue Southwest in the District of Columbia as the ‘Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building’.
- H.R. 1776 (107th): Buffalo Bayou National Heritage Area Study Act
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).
Green sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (45%) Labor and Employment (18%) Private Legislation (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Government Operations and Politics (6%) Social Welfare (6%) Transportation and Public Works (6%)
Some of Green’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 605: Congratulating the Houston Astros on winning the 2017 Major League Baseball World Series.
- H.R. 2869: For the relief of Enrique Soriano and Areli Soriano.
- H.R. 2688: Incentivizing Medicaid Expansion Act of 2017
- H.R. 2628: Stabilize Medicaid and CHIP Coverage Act
- H.R. 2286: Domestic Maritime Centers of Excellence Act of 2017
- H.R. 2202: Chiropractic Membership in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Act of 2017
- H.J.Res. 65: Every Vote Counts Amendment
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H.R. 3043: Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017
Nov 8, 2017. Passed 257/166.
H.R. 3043 modernizes the regulatory permitting process and encourages the expansion of hydropower generation by improving administrative efficiency, accountability, and transparency; promotes new hydropower infrastructure; requires balanced and timely decision making; and reduces duplicative oversight. Specifically, the legislation establishes the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as ...
H.R. 3823: Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017
Sep 25, 2017. Failed 245/171.
The bill reauthorizes the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for six months, provides certain tax benefits for victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, reauthorizes certain expiring health programs, and includes provisions to increase the availability of private flood insurance for individuals in flood zones. Federal ...
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. ...
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 ...
H.R. 622: State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Fairness Act of 2015
Apr 16, 2015. Passed 272/152.
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 ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
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 ...
H.Res. 317 (111th): Recognizing the region from Manhattan, Kansas, to Columbia, Missouri, as the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, and ...
Sep 15, 2009. Passed 312/108.
H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
From Jan 1993 to Nov 2017, Green missed 655 of 16,597 roll call votes, which is 3.9%. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 151 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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