Read our 2022 Report Card for García.
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, 2019 to Mar 23, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
Jesús “Chuy” García sits on the following committees:
García was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5771 (117th): Building Much Needed Rail Grade Separations Act of 2021
- H.R. 2904 (117th): For the relief of Jose Garcia Alarcon.
- H.R. 2905 (117th): For the relief of Francisca Burciaga-Amaro.
- H.R. 1690 (116th): Carbon Monoxide Alarms Leading Every Resident To Safety Act of 2019
Does 4 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 (26%) Housing and Community Development (12%) International Affairs (10%) Education (7%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) Commerce (5%) Immigration (5%)
Recently Introduced Bills
García recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 1499: To require small, medium, and large hub airports to certify that airport service …
- H.R. 832: Giving Disadvantaged Businesses Opportunities for Success Act
- H.R. 9620 (117th): Chixoy International Financial Institution Reparations Act of 2022
- H.R. 9149 (117th): Reward Work Act
- H.R. 9053 (117th): Community Driven Recovery for Puerto Rico Act
- H.R. 8380 (117th): Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Shab-eh-nay Band Reservation Settlement Act of 2022
- H.R. 8105 (117th): Good Jobs for Good Airports Act
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2019 to Mar 2023, García missed 114 of 2,114 roll call votes, which is 5.4%. This is much worse than the median of 1.5% 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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Office of the Clerk, House of Representatives for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills