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.
Rep. Gohmert failed to complete security screening on February 4, 2021 and was fined $5,000. He appealed on February 26 and the appeal was denied by the committee on March 30, 2021.
|Mar. 11, 2021||House Committee on Ethics reported that the House Sergeant at Arms fined Gohmert and began a review of Gohmert's appeal|
|Mar. 30, 2021||House Committee on Ethics announced that Gohmert's February 26 appeal was denied|
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 30, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Louie Gohmert sits on the following committees:
Gohmert was the primary sponsor of 2 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. 582 (115th): Kari’s Law Act of 2017
Does 2 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 (25%) International Affairs (14%) Health (11%) Science, Technology, Communications (11%) Environmental Protection (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) Immigration (8%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Gohmert recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 8962: To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the publication of personal …
- H.R. 8961: To abolish the Department of Education and to provide funding directly to States …
- H.R. 8963: To transfer venue of certain criminal prosecutions of offenses committed in the District …
- H.R. 7424: Solitary Confinement Reform Act of 2022
- H.R. 7425: Justice for Americans Act of 2022
- H.R. 6383: National Security Moratorium on Foreign Purchases of U.S. Land
- H.R. 6128: Protect American IPR Act
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2005 to Sep 2022, Gohmert missed 851 of 11,953 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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