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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 2020.

Photo of Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA34]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 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 liberal–conservative 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 Dec 6, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Human Rights Campaign: 100% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% League of Conservation Voters: 97% American Civil Liberties Union: 93% United States Chamber of Commerce: 50% NIAC Action: C NumbersUSA: 27% The Club for Growth: 21% Americans for Prosperity: 11% FreedomWorks: 0%

Committee Membership

Jimmy Gomez sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Gomez was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Gomez sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (33%) Taxation (27%) Armed Forces and National Security (20%) Immigration (20%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

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 Nay

Failed 230/162 on Dec 20, 2018.

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 Yea

Passed 366/52 on Jul 25, 2018.

The House Amendment to S. 1182 extends the National Flood Insurance Program, which is set to expire July 31, 2018, through November 30, 2018. This ...

Gomez voted Nay

Passed 363/54 on Jul 12, 2018.

H.R. 6237 authorizes appropriations for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the U.S. government for fiscal years 2018 and 2019. The bill authorizes funds for the ...

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 360/59 on May 22, 2018.

H.R. 5682 requires the Department of Justice (DOJ) to develop and apply a risk and needs assessment system to identify a prisoner’s risk and assign ...

Gomez voted Nay

Passed 356/70 on Nov 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 ...

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 Nay

Passed 380/35 on Jul 28, 2017.

H.R. 3180 authorizes appropriations for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the U.S. government for fiscal year 2018. The bill authorizes funds for the intelligence and ...

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 2019, Gomez missed 29 of 1,519 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: