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.
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.
Read our 2022 Report Card for Garcia.
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.
Mike Garcia sits on the following committees:
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:
- H.R. 1627: Sergeant Steve Owen Defending Our Defenders Act
- H.R. 550: FIRE Act of 2023
- H.R. 292: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 24355 …
- H.R. 252: Inflation Prevention Act of 2023
- H.R. 161: Prioritizing Troops Over Tax Collectors Act of 2023
- H.R. 160: SALT Fairness Act of 2023
- H.R. 9131 (117th): Prioritizing Troops Over Tax Collectors Act of 2022
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- House of Representatives for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills