Rep. John Garamendi

Representative from California’s 3rd District, Democrat

Garamendi, a Democrat, has been the representative for California's 3rd congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

He was previously the representative for California's 10th congressional district (2009-2012).



Our unique analysis of the bills Garamendi 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). Garamendi is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Garamendi for more statistics.

Committee Membership

John Garamendi sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Garamendi sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (21%) Transportation and Public Works (21%) Arts, Culture, Religion (16%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Water Resources Development (11%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Nov 2009 to Sep 2016, Garamendi missed 215 of 4,867 roll call votes, which is 4.4%. This is worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 8 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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