Castro is the representative for Texas’s 20th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. Castro is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Castro.
Castro 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 Castro has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Feb 22, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
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Castro was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4864 (116th): Global Child Thrive Act of 2020
- H.R. 6315 (116th): COVID–19 National Service Response Act
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).
Castro sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Castro’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 1108: To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to include child development and ...
- H.R. 1109: To establish the Department of State Student Internship Program as a paid internship ...
- H.R. 518: Strengthening Youth Apprenticeships Act of 2021
- H.R. 458: Jakelin Caal Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2021
- H.R. 457: Correcting Hurtful and Alienating Names in Government Expression (CHANGE) Act
- H.R. 493: For the relief of Alirio Palacios Gamez, Hilda Veronica Ramirez Mendez, and Jayro ...
- H.R. 8954 (116th): Seasonal Worker Solidarity Act of 2020
From Jan 2013 to Feb 2021, Castro missed 177 of 4,725 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. This is worse than the median of 2.0% 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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