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Rep. Mike Garcia

Representative for California’s 27th District

pronounced mīk // gar-SEE-uh

Garcia is the representative for California’s 27th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2023. Garcia is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. He is 46 years old.

He was previously the representative for California’s 25th congressional district as a Republican from 2020 to 2022.

Elections must be decided by counting votes

Our work to hold Congress accountable only matters if elections are decided by counting votes. President Trump, his senior government advisors, and Republican legislators collaborated to have the 2020 presidential election decided instead by incumbent politicians running in the very same election. Their attempts to suppress entire state-certified vote counts without adjudication in the courts and using a disinformation campaign of lies and conspiracy theories was a months-long, multifarious attempted coup.

Garcia was among the Republican legislators who participated in the attempted coup. On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the violent insurrection at the Capitol, Garcia voted to reject the state-certified election results of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania (states narrowly won by Democrats), which could have changed the outcome of the election. These legislators pumped the lies and preposterous legal arguments about the election that motivated the January 6, 2021 violent insurrection at the Capitol. The January 6, 2021 violent insurrection at the Capitol, led on the front lines by militant white supremacy groups, attempted to prevent President-elect Joe Biden from taking office by disrupting Congress’s count of electors.
Photo of Rep. Mike Garcia [R-CA27]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2022 Report Card for Garcia.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Garcia 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 Garcia has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Mar 29, 2023. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Mike Garcia sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Garcia sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (50%) Science, Technology, Communications (25%) Education (25%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Garcia recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Garcia voted Yea

Garcia voted Yea

Passed 250/178 on Sep 22, 2022.

Garcia voted Nay

Garcia voted Yea

Passed 256/174 on Mar 3, 2022.

This bill passed the House on March 3 and the Senate on June 16. However, the Senate's changes contained a minor provision that violated the …

Garcia voted Nay

Garcia voted Yea

Garcia voted Yea

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due …

Garcia voted Yea

Garcia voted Yea

Passed 272/114 on Dec 3, 2020.

Missed Votes

From May 2020 to Mar 2023, Garcia missed 9 of 1,324 roll call votes, which is 0.7%. This is better than the median of 1.6% 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, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: