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:
- House Committee on Foreign Affairs
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
- Member, Subcommittee on Central Intelligence Agency
- Member, Subcommittee on Department of Defense Intelligence and Overhead Architecture
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 2016
- H.R. 3836: FAIR Act
- H.R. 3785: Correcting Hurtful and Alienating Names in Government Expression (CHANGE) Act
- H.R. 3481: PRIDE Act
View All » (including bills from previous years)
|Castro’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.R. 2130: Red River Private Property Protection Act
Dec 9, 2015. Passed.
H.Res. 546: Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 22) to authorize funds for Federal-aid ...
Dec 3, 2015. Passed.
H.R. 1737: Reforming CFPB Indirect Auto Financing Guidance Act
Nov 18, 2015. Passed.
H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
H.R. 622: State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Fairness Act of 2015
Apr 16, 2015. Passed.
H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.
From Jan 2013 to Dec 2016, Castro missed 130 of 2,510 roll call votes, which is 5.2%. This is much worse than the median of 2.4% 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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
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