Gohmert is the representative for Texas’s 1st congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 4, 2005. Gohmert is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Gohmert.
Gohmert 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 Gohmert has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Mar 3, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
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Gohmert was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 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).
Gohmert sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (24%) Environmental Protection (17%) Science, Technology, Communications (14%) Immigration (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (7%) Taxation (7%)
Some of Gohmert’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 1342: To authorize a study on the efficacy and potential negative impacts of masks ...
- H.R. 1294: To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to prohibit the participation ...
- H.R. 1293: To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to prohibit a State ...
- H.R. 1295: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to tax bona fide residents ...
- H.R. 997: To declare English as the official language of the United States, to establish ...
- H.R. 930: To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to provide that nonnative species ...
- H.R. 931: To exempt from the Lacey Act and the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 ...
From Jan 2005 to Mar 2021, Gohmert missed 792 of 11,106 roll call votes, which is 7.1%. This is much 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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