Rep. Louie Gohmert Jr.

Representative from Texas’s 1st District, Republican

Gohmert, a Republican, has been the representative for Texas's 1st congressional district since Jan 4, 2005 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Gohmert has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Gohmert is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Gohmert for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Louie Gohmert Jr. sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Gohmert sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (20%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) International Affairs (15%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Education (10%) Immigration (10%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%)

Recent Bills

Some of Gohmert’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Gohmert’s Vote Vote Description
Nay S. 1252: Global Food Security Act of 2016
Jul 6, 2016. Passed.
Not Voting H.R. 4889: Kelsey Smith Act
May 23, 2016. Failed.
No H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 33: Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act
Feb 27, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2005 to Sep 2016, Gohmert missed 637 of 8,832 roll call votes, which is 7.2%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 2 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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