Rep. Robert Julio Garcia
Representative for California’s 42nd District
Garcia proposed $48 million in earmarks for fiscal year 2024, including:
- $10 million to City of Maywood Sewer Project for “City of Maywood Sewer Project”
- $6 million to City of Commerce for “Zero-Emission Bus Operations, Maintenance, and Administration Facility”
- $5 million to City of Long Beach for “Studebaker Road Corridor”
These are earmark requests which may or may not survive the legislative process to becoming law. Most representatives from both parties requested earmarks for fiscal year 2024. Across representatives who requested earmarks, the median total amount requested for this fiscal year was $39 million.
Earmarks are federal expenditures, tax benefits, or tariff benefits requested by a legislator for a specific entity. Rather than being distributed through a formula or competitive process administered by the executive branch, earmarks may direct spending where it is most needed for the legislator's district. All earmark requests in the House of Representatives are published online for the public to review. We don’t have earmark requests for senators. The fiscal year begins on October 1 of the prior calendar year. Source: Appropriations.house.gov. Background: Earmark Disclosure Rules in the House
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 Sep 22, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
Robert Julio Garcia sits on the following committees:
Garcia sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
Garcia recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 5592: Validating Independence for State Initiatives on Organic Natural Substances Act of 2023
- H.R. 5300: GAO Inspector General Parity Act
- H.R. 5301: Eliminate Useless Reports Act of 2023
- H.Res. 598: Recognizing the immense capacity of the popular arts to bring people together, inspire …
- H.R. 4024: Clean Shipping Act of 2023
- H.R. 3794: FLASH Act of 2023
- H.R. 3695: VROOM Act
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2023 to Sep 2023, Garcia missed 4 of 403 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. This is better than the median of 1.7% 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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