Gooden is the representative for Texas’s 5th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2019. Gooden is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Gooden.
Gooden 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 ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Gooden has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to May 4, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Lance Gooden sits on the following committees:
Gooden sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Gooden’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 2688: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently allow a tax ...
- H.R. 2219: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to require a DNA test to ...
- H.Res. 247: Honoring the life and legacy of Congressman Ronald Wright and commending him for ...
- H.R. 1970: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the public ...
- H.R. 8940 (116th): To prohibit offices of Congress from appointing interns who are citizens of ...
- H.R. 8143 (116th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently allow a ...
- H.R. 7818 (116th): Civil Justice for Victims of COVID Act
From Jan 2019 to Apr 2021, Gooden missed 22 of 1,087 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% 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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