Culberson, a Republican, is the representative for Texas's 7th congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 3, 2001. Culberson is next up for reelection in 2018.
Read our 2016 Report Card for Culberson.
Culberson 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 Culberson has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
John Culberson sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Appropriations
- Chair, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Homeland Security
- Member, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
Culberson was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2578 (114th): Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
- H.R. 4486 (113th): Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015
- H.R. 2216 (113th): Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014
- H.R. 2055 (112th): Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012
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 about one third or more 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).
Culberson sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Law (21%) Armed Forces and National Security (18%) Immigration (15%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%) Education (6%)
Some of Culberson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4477: Fix NICS Act of 2017
- H.R. 3267: Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018
- H.R. 650: MANIFEST for Human Spaceflight Act of 2017
- H.R. 546: No Resettlement Without Consent Act
- H.R. 6198 (114th): To provide that no alien may be naturalized as a citizen of ...
- H.R. 5804 (114th): No Resettlement Without Consent Act
- H.R. 5393 (114th): Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017
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H.R. 985: Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education, and Promotion Act of 2015
Nov 14, 2016. Passed 355/38.
S. 764: A bill to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act, and for other purposes.
Jul 14, 2016. Passed 306/117.
This bill was the vehicle for passage of the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, which is the form it was enacted it. Prior to amendments, the bill regarded defunding Planned Parenthood and the National Sea Grant College Program. As enacted, the bill created national ...
S. 1252: Global Food Security Act of 2016
Jul 6, 2016. Passed 369/53.
The Global Food Security Act of 2016 (Pub.L. 114–195), is a law introduced on March 24, 2015 in the 114th Congress by Representative Christopher Henry "Chris" Smith (New Jersey-R) and on May 7, 2015 by Senator Robert Patrick "Bob" Casey Jr. (Pennsylvania-D), and signed by ...
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 1947 (113th): Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
Jun 20, 2013. Failed 195/234.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
H.R. 1752 (111th): To provide that the usual day for paying salaries in or under the House of Representatives may ...
Jul 30, 2009. Failed 282/144.
H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
From Jan 2001 to Dec 2017, Culberson missed 734 of 11,781 roll call votes, which is 6.2%. This is much worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 10 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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