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 Jun 11, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Louie Gohmert Jr. sits on the following committees:
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:
Environmental Protection (19%) Government Operations and Politics (19%) International Affairs (19%) Science, Technology, Communications (14%) Immigration (8%) Taxation (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (6%)
Some of Gohmert’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3647: To improve the military justice system, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 3464: To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to ...
- H.R. 2651: District of Columbia-Maryland Reunion Act
- H.R. 1965: To award three congressional gold medals to the United States Capitol Police and ...
- H.R. 1342: To authorize a study on the efficacy and potential negative impacts of masks ...
- H.R. 1294: Foreign-Free Elections Act
- H.R. 1293: To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to prohibit a State ...
From Jan 2005 to May 2021, Gohmert missed 801 of 11,200 roll call votes, which is 7.2%. 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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
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