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 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 Sep 18, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Joaquin Castro sits on the following committees:
Castro was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 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:
International Affairs (33%) Immigration (22%) Education (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%)
Some of Castro’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 7925: Advanced Coursework Equity Act
- H.R. 7798: Promotion Accessibility Act
- H.Res. 1035: Recognizing the month of June as “Immigrant Heritage Month”, a celebration of the ...
- H.R. 7089: PRIDE Act
- H.R. 6595: Expanding Vital American Citizen Services Overseas (EVACS) Act of 2020
- H.R. 6315: COVID-19 National Service Response Act
- H.J.Res. 85: Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019.
From Jan 2013 to Sep 2020, Castro missed 176 of 4,635 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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