Our unique analysis of the bills Castro has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Castro is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Read our 2015 Report Card for Castro for more statistics.
Joaquin Castro sits on the following committees:
Castro sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Castro’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4743: National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act of 2016
- H.R. 4042: Pre-K for USA Act
- H.R. 3960: Reduce Homelessness for Female Veterans Act
- H.R. 3924: Global Development Lab Act of 2015
- H.R. 3836: FAIR Act
- H.R. 3785: Correcting Hurtful and Alienating Names in Government Expression (CHANGE) Act
- H.R. 3481: PRIDE Act
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From Jan 2013 to Jul 2016, Castro missed 130 of 2,385 roll call votes, which is 5.5%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 11 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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