Rep. Jimmy Gomez
Representative for California’s 34th District
pronounced JIM-ee // GOH-mez
Gomez proposed $37 million in earmarks for fiscal year 2024, including:
- $10 million to City of Los Angeles for “411 N. Vermont Site Preparation for Mixed-Use Affordable Housing Development”
- $5 million to Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority for “Paseo del Río at Taylor Yard”
- $5 million to Los Angeles Parks Foundation for “Highland Park Youth Arts Center”
These are earmark requests which may or may not survive the legislative process to becoming law. Most representatives from both parties requested earmarks for fiscal year 2024. Across representatives who requested earmarks, the median total amount requested for this fiscal year was $39 million.
Earmarks are federal expenditures, tax benefits, or tariff benefits requested by a legislator for a specific entity. Rather than being distributed through a formula or competitive process administered by the executive branch, earmarks may direct spending where it is most needed for the legislator's district. All earmark requests in the House of Representatives are published online for the public to review. We don’t have earmark requests for senators. The fiscal year begins on October 1 of the prior calendar year. Source: Appropriations.house.gov. Background: Earmark Disclosure Rules in the House
Read our 2022 Report Card for Gomez.
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, 2019 to Sep 26, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
Jimmy Gomez sits on the following committees:
Gomez was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5900 (117th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2016 East 1st Street in Los Angeles, California, as the “Marine Corps Reserve PVT Jacob …
- H.R. 5187 (117th): Home Energy Savings Act of 2021
- H.R. 3421 (116th): Fair Choices for Medicare Beneficiaries Act of 2019
- H.R. 3039 (116th): To provide for a 5-year extension of funding outreach and assistance for low-income programs.
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).
Gomez sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
Gomez recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 5754: To designate the United States courthouse located at 350 W. 1st Street, Los …
- H.R. 4614: Accelerating Small Business Growth Act
- H.R. 4285: Protect Vulnerable Immigrant Youth Act
- H.Res. 517: Expressing support for the designation of the third Sunday in June as “Father’s …
- H.R. 3967: Student Loan Tax Relief Act
- H.R. 3183: EATS Act of 2023
- H.R. 3092: Transit to Trails Act
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jul 2017 to Sep 2023, Gomez missed 51 of 3,272 roll call votes, which is 1.6%. This is on par with the median of 1.8% 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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