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Rep. Mike Garcia

Representative for California’s 25th District

pronounced mīk // gar-SEE-uh

Garcia is the representative for California’s 25th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since May 19, 2020. Garcia is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Garcia is among the Republican legislators who participated in the months-long, multifarious attempted coup following the 2020 presidential election. On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the 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 insurrection at the Capitol. The January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol disrupted Congress’s count of electors that determined the outcome of the presidential election with the goal to prevent President Joe Biden from taking office.
Photo of Rep. Mike Garcia [R-CA25]


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, 2017 to Aug 9, 2022. 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:

Education (100%)

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 Nay

Garcia voted Yea

Passed 361/69 on Mar 9, 2022.

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

Passed 227/200 on Feb 26, 2021.

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 Aug 2022, Garcia missed 9 of 1,013 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 2.1% 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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Primary Sources

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