Garcia was the representative for Florida’s 26th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2013 to 2014.
Read our 2014 Report Card for Garcia.
Garcia is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2014 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 Garcia sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 11, 2014. See full analysis methodology.
Garcia was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 2678 (113th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 10360 Southwest 186th Street in Miami, Florida, as the “Larcenia J. Bullard Post Office Building”.
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).
Garcia sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Garcia’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5596 (113th): Fairness in Student Loan Repayment Act
- H.R. 5219 (113th): English Learning and Innovation Act
- H.R. 4828 (113th): I-STEM Act
- H.R. 4613 (113th): Empowering Encore Entrepreneurs Act of 2014
- H.R. 4598 (113th): Top Tech for USA Act of 2014
- H.R. 3924 (113th): Helping Owners Mitigate Effectively Act of 2014
- H.R. 3451 (113th): Veterans Conservation Corps Act of 2013
From Jan 2013 to Dec 2014, Garcia missed 42 of 1,204 roll call votes, which is 3.5%. This is worse than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2014. 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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