Read our 2018 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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to Aug 23, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Louie Gohmert Jr. sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Natural Resources
- House Committee on the Judiciary
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 (26%) Environmental Protection (16%) Immigration (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Taxation (6%)
Some of Gohmert’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 2082: Parental Notification and Intervention Act of 2019
- H.R. 492: Biased Algorithm Deterrence Act of 2019
- H.R. 491: ASAP Act
- H.R. 30: SAVES Act
- H.R. 29: Public Water Supply Invasive Species Compliance Act of 2019
- H.R. 27: Zero-Baseline Budget Act of 2019
- H.R. 28: United Nations Voting Accountability Act of 2019
From Jan 2005 to Jul 2019, Gohmert missed 747 of 10,604 roll call votes, which is 7.0%. 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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