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Rep. Luis Gutiérrez

Representative for Illinois’s 4th District

pronounced loo-EES // GOO-tee-er-ez

Gutiérrez is the representative for Illinois’s 4th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 5, 1993. Gutiérrez’s current term ends on Jan 3, 2019.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

In 2017 Gutiérrez was investigated for having been arrested during a December protest outside of the White House. The House Committee on Ethics recommended no action as the fine has been paid. On November 28, 2017, Representative Gutiérrez announced he would not seek reelection to Congress.

Dec. 21, 2017 House Committee on Ethics recommended no action as the fine was paid
Nov. 28, 2017 Representative Gutiérrez announced he would not seek reelection to Congress.

In 2017 Gutiérrez was investigated for having been arrested during a protest outside of the White House. The House Committee on Ethics recommended no action as the fine has been paid. On November 28, 2017, Representative Gutiérrez announced he would not seek reelection to Congress.

Sep. 14, 2017 House Committee on Ethics adopted a report recommending no action as the fine was paid
Nov. 28, 2017 Representative Gutiérrez announced he would not seek reelection to Congress.

In 2013 Gutiérrez was investigated for using funds from his Members Representational Allowance from 2003-2013 for an impermissible purpose - to retain an individual to provide services to his congressional office that more closely resemble those provided by an employee or consultant, rather than a contractor. In March 2018, the House Committee on Ethics reproved Gutiérrez for using his Member Representational Allowance inappropriately, albeit possibly unwittingly, and ordered him to reimburse the US Treasury for that use. On November 28, 2017, Representative Gutiérrez announced he would not seek reelection.

Dec. 4, 2013 House Office of Congressional Ethics recommended that the Committee on Ethics further review the allegation
May. 5, 2014 House Committee on Ethics published the Office of Congressional Ethics Report and Findings and the member's response.
Jan. 2, 2015 House Committee on Ethics reported that the review would continue into the next Congress.
Jan. 2, 2017 House Committee on Ethics reported that the review would continue into the next Congress.
Nov. 28, 2017 Gutiérrez announced he would not seek reelection.
Mar. 22, 2018 House Committee on Ethics reproved Gutiérrez for using his Member Representational Allowance inappropriately, albeit possibly unwittingly, and ordered him to reimburse the US Treasury for that use

In 2011 Gutiérrez was investigated for having been arrested during a protest outside of the White House in 2011. The House Committee on Ethics recommended no action as the fine has been paid. On November 28, 2017, Representative Gutiérrez announced he would not seek reelection to Congress.

Aug. 5, 2011 House Committee on Ethics recommended no action as the fine has been paid
Nov. 28, 2017 Gutiérrez announced he would not seek reelection.
Photo of Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for Gutiérrez.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Gutiérrez 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 Gutiérrez has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Luis Gutiérrez sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Gutiérrez was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Gutiérrez sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Private Legislation (50%) Taxation (25%) Immigration (25%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Gutiérrez’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.J.Res. 99: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2017, and for other purposes.
Apr 28, 2017. Passed 382/30.
This bill extended federal government funding through May 5, 2017. It was enacted on the day funding was to end. The federal government is currently funded through "continuing appropriations" legislation that maintains government spending levels as they were for arbitrary periods of time. Traditionally, though ...
No H.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating ...
Feb 16, 2017. Passed 230/188.
Joe Biden never got the opportunity to break a single 50-50 Senate tie in eight years as vice president. Mike Pence has already broken two. One from last month has since become law: a measure allowing states to withhold federal Planned Parenthood funding. (The other ...
No H.Res. 546: Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 22) to authorize funds for Federal-aid ...
Dec 3, 2015. Passed 384/40.
No H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
Nay H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
No H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant legislative change to the U.S. patent system since the ...
Nay H.R. 2499 (111th): Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2010
Apr 29, 2010. Passed 223/169.
No H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1993 to Nov 2018, Gutiérrez missed 2,201 of 17,075 roll call votes, which is 12.9%. This is much worse than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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