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 3, 2017 to Aug 5, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Jesús “Chuy” García sits on the following committees:
García was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5771: Building Much Needed Rail Grade Separations Act of 2021
- H.R. 1690 (116th): Carbon Monoxide Alarms Leading Every Resident To Safety Act of 2019
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).
García sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Finance and Financial Sector (29%) Transportation and Public Works (29%) Housing and Community Development (13%) International Affairs (11%) Education (8%) Government Operations and Politics (5%) Immigration (5%)
Recently Introduced Bills
García recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 8380: Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Shab-eh-nay Band Reservation Settlement Act of 2022
- H.R. 8105: Good Jobs for Good Airports Act
- H.R. 7866: Giving Disadvantaged Businesses Opportunities for Success Act
- H.R. 7081: Ukraine Comprehensive Debt Payment Relief Act of 2022
- H.R. 6979: Stop Onerous Surcharges Act
- H.R. 5974: Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act
- H.R. 5912: Close the ILC Loophole Act
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2019 to Jul 2022, García missed 15 of 1,820 roll call votes, which is 0.8%. This is better than the median of 2.1% 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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