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Rep. Jesús García

Representative for Illinois’s 4th District

pronounced hay-SOOSS // gar-SEE-uh

García is the representative for Illinois’s 4th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2019. García’s current term ends on Jan 3, 2021.

Rep. Jesús García is currently serving as a proxy for Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3] (since Sep 22, 2020) and Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX20] (since Nov 16, 2020) under new rules in effect during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the rules for proxy voting, representatives may designate another representative as their proxy and must give their proxy exact instructions on how to vote.
Photo of Rep. Jesús García [D-IL4]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2019 Report Card for García.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

García 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 García has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Nov 24, 2020. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Jesús García sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

García sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (39%) Transportation and Public Works (28%) Housing and Community Development (22%) Education (11%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

García voted Nay

García voted Nay

García voted Nay

García voted Aye

Passed 260/165 on Dec 11, 2019.

García voted Yea

García voted Nay

Passed 300/128 on Feb 14, 2019.

This bill, in its final form, funded the parts of the federal government whose funding was to lapse on February 15, 2019. On December 22, ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Nov 2020, García missed 7 of 928 roll call votes, which is 0.8%. This is better than the median of 2.3% 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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Primary Sources

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