Read our 2019 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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to Mar 31, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Joaquin Castro sits on the following committees:
Castro sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (30%) Immigration (22%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Education (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (4%) Taxation (4%)
Some of Castro’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6315: To provide administrative support and flexibility to the Corporation for National and Community ...
- H.J.Res. 85: Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019.
- H.Res. 858: Condemning Stephen Miller for his trafficking in bigotry, hatred, and divisive political rhetoric ...
- H.Res. 820: Expressing support for designation of February 2020 as National Citizenship Month.
- H.R. 5346: Jakelin Caal Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2019
- H.Res. 732: Condemning and recognizing transnational White supremacist extremism as a major global threat.
- H.R. 4864: Global Child Thrive Act of 2019
From Jan 2013 to Mar 2020, Castro missed 171 of 4,542 roll call votes, which is 3.8%. This is worse than the median of 2.2% 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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