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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 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. He is 48 years old.

Photo of Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]


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: Background: Earmark Disclosure Rules in the House


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2022 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, 2019 to Sep 26, 2023. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Jimmy Gomez sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Gomez was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Gomez sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (38%) Health (17%) Immigration (12%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Native Americans (6%) Transportation and Public Works (6%) Agriculture and Food (6%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Gomez recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Gomez voted Nay

Gomez voted Nay

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 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 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 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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Primary Sources

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