Rep. Joe Garcia

Former Representative from Florida’s 26th District, Democrat

Garcia, a Democrat, was the representative for Florida's 26th congressional district from 2013 to 2014.

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Garcia.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Garcia sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2014. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Garcia is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Garcia was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Garcia sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (43%) Immigration (29%) Government Operations and Politics (29%)

Recent Bills

Some of Garcia’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Garcia’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
Nay H.R. 4681 (113th): Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015
Dec 10, 2014. Passed 325/100.
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Yea S. 1603 (113th): Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act
Sep 16, 2014. Passed 359/64.
Yea H.R. 3393 (113th): Student and Family Tax Simplification Act
Jul 24, 2014. Passed 227/187.
Yea H.R. 3361 (113th): USA FREEDOM Act
May 22, 2014. Passed 303/121.
Yea H.J.Res. 71 (113th): District of Columbia Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Oct 1, 2013. Failed 265/163.
Aye H.R. 1947 (113th): Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
Jun 20, 2013. Failed 195/234.

Missed Votes

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.

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Primary Sources

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