Read our 2018 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 Oct 18, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Joaquin Castro sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Education and Labor
- Member, Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment
- House Committee on Foreign Affairs
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
- Member, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation
- Member, Subcommittee on Intelligence Modernization and Readiness
Castro sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (30%) Immigration (17%) Education (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Taxation (4%) Crime and Law Enforcement (4%)
Some of Castro’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4539: For the relief of Alirio Palacios Gamez, Hilda Veronica Ramirez Mendez, and Jayro ...
- H.J.Res. 75: Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019.
- H.R. 4380: Transparency for Transfer Students Act
- H.R. 4196: To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to include child development and ...
- H.Res. 531: Expressing concern over the prevalence of hazardous working conditions for children, especially the ...
- H.R. 3827: Hispanic Educational Resources and Empowerment Act of 2019
- H.R. 3776: Correcting Hurtful and Alienating Names in Government Expression (CHANGE) Act
From Jan 2013 to Oct 2019, Castro missed 166 of 4,309 roll call votes, which is 3.9%. This is worse than 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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