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Rep. Jimmy Gomez

Representative for California’s 34th District

pronounced JIM-ee // GOH-mez


Gomez is the representative for California’s 34th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jul 11, 2017. Gomez is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Photo of Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2020 Report Card for Gomez.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Gomez 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 Gomez has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Dec 7, 2021. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Human Rights Campaign: 100% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% League of Conservation Voters: 97% United States Chamber of Commerce: 50% The Club for Growth: 17%

Committee Membership

Jimmy Gomez sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Gomez was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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Does 3 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

Gomez sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (37%) Health (21%) Immigration (11%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Native Americans (5%) Transportation and Public Works (5%) Education (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Gomez voted Nay

Gomez voted Nay

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due …

Gomez voted Nay

Gomez 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, …

Gomez voted Yea

Passed 361/61 on Sep 26, 2018.

H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion …

Gomez voted Nay

Passed 359/49 on Jun 28, 2018.

H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion …

Gomez voted Nay

Passed 389/32 on Nov 7, 2017.

H.R. 3911 amends the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Exchange Act) to make risk-based the annual reporting requirements of the Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations …

Gomez voted No

Passed 344/81 on Jul 14, 2017.

H.R. 2810 authorizes and prioritizes funding for the Department of Defense (DoD) and military activities and construction, and prescribes military personnel strengths for Fiscal Year …

Missed Votes

From Jul 2017 to Dec 2021, Gomez missed 43 of 2,254 roll call votes, which is 1.9%. This is on par with 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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Primary Sources

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