Our unique analysis of the bills Garcia sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1990. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Garcia is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Garcia sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Finance and Financial Sector (21%) Government Operations and Politics (19%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (17%) International Affairs (11%) Commerce (9%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Education (8%) Families (6%)
Some of Garcia’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.J.Res. 275 (101st): Designating 1990 as the “International Year of Bible Reading”.
- H.R. 1688 (101st): To amend the Lanham Act to prevent the admission into the United ...
- H.R. 1689 (101st): To amend the Lanham Act to limit the defense against trademark infringement ...
- H.R. 1690 (101st): Emergency Phone System Equal Access Act
- H.R. 1615 (101st): Voluntary National Service and Education Demonstration Program Act
- H.R. 1614 (101st): To amend the Education of the Handicapped Act to authorize the Secretary ...
- H.R. 5493 (100th): International Financial Cooperation and Security Act of 1988
View All » (including bills from previous years)
From Feb 1978 to Nov 1989, Garcia missed 1,277 of 5,973 roll call votes, which is 21.4%. This is much worse than the median of 4.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1989. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills