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 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021.
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Read our 2019 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 6, 2015 to Oct 20, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Jimmy Gomez sits on the following committees:
Gomez was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3421: Fair Choices for Medicare Beneficiaries Act of 2019
- H.R. 3039: To provide for a 5-year extension of funding outreach and assistance for low-income programs.
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).
Gomez sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Gomez’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 7744: State Paid Leave for America Now (PLAN) Act
- H.R. 7351: Opportunity Starts At Home Act
- H.R. 6759: Executive Branch Conflict of Interest Act
- H.R. 6565: Emergency Ensuring Access to SNAP (EATS) Act of 2020
- H.R. 6028: Stable SSI Benefits and Housing Assistance Act
- H.R. 5161: Affordable EVs for Working Families Act of 2019
- H.R. 4857: For the 99.8 Percent Act
From Jul 2017 to Oct 2020, Gomez missed 38 of 1,784 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is on par with 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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