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.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
Rep. Gohmert was accused of failing to complete security screening on February 4, 2021 and fined $5,000 by the House Committee on Ethics. He appealed on February 26 and the appeal was denied by a majority of the committee on March 30, 2021.
|Mar. 11, 2021||House Committee on Ethics began a review of the member's appeal of his fine.|
|Mar. 30, 2021||House Committee on Ethics announced that Gohmert's February 26 appeal was denied.|
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 Sep 17, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Louie Gohmert Jr. sits on the following committees:
Gohmert was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3901: To award four congressional gold medals to the United States Capitol Police and those who protect the U.S. Capitol.
- H.R. 1965: To award three congressional gold medals to the United States Capitol Police and those who protect the U.S. Capitol.
- H.R. 582 (115th): Kari’s Law Act of 2017
Does 3 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:
Government Operations and Politics (18%) International Affairs (18%) Environmental Protection (16%) Science, Technology, Communications (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (8%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) Immigration (8%)
Some of Gohmert’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5091: To establish certain requirements with respect to the appointment of the Attending Physician, ...
- H.R. 5092: To prohibit the Federal Government from requiring any citizen to be vaccinated, including ...
- H.R. 4790: Service Member SCOTUS Act of 2021
- H.R. 3901: To award four congressional gold medals to the United States Capitol Police and ...
- H.R. 3900: Parental Notification and Intervention Act of 2021
- H.R. 3647: Justice for Warriors Act
- H.R. 3464: Zero-Baseline Budget Act of 2021
From Jan 2005 to Sep 2021, Gohmert missed 823 of 11,306 roll call votes, which is 7.3%. This is much worse than 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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