Read our 2018 Report Card for Garamendi.
Garamendi 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 Garamendi has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Sep 20, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
John Garamendi sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Armed Services
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
- Member, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
- Member, Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
- Member, Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
- Member, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
Garamendi was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 357: Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area Act
- H.R. 5326: Maritime Technical Corrections Act of 2018
- H.R. 6206: Coast Guard Blue Technology Center of Expertise Act
- H.R. 3692 (114th): Lake Tahoe Restoration Act of 2015
- H.R. 5793 (111th): Close Foreign Tax Loopholes: Make it in America Act of 2010
Does 5 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).
Garamendi sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Transportation and Public Works (23%) Energy (16%) Armed Forces and National Security (16%) Education (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (10%) Environmental Protection (10%) Water Resources Development (10%) Agriculture and Food (6%)
Some of Garamendi’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4374: To amend title 49, United States Code, to require air carriers to disclose ...
- H.R. 3829: Energizing American Shipbuilding Act of 2019
- H.R. 3459: Made in America Act of 2019
- H.R. 3456: Peace Corps Reauthorization Act of 2019
- H.R. 3193: Transportation Emergency Relief Funds Availability Act
- H.R. 2838: Enhancing the Strength and Capacity of America’s Primary Evacuation routes Act
- H.R. 2617: OATH Act
From Nov 2009 to Sep 2019, Garamendi missed 280 of 6,683 roll call votes, which is 4.2%. This is worse than the median of 2.0% 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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