Read our 2018 Report Card for Gallego.
Gallego 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 liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Gallego has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Dec 4, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Ruben Gallego sits on the following committees:
Gallego was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 4010 (114th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 522 North Central Avenue in Phoenix, Arizona, as the “Ed Pastor Post Office”.
Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Gallego sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (21%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Education (15%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Immigration (12%) Native Americans (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) International Affairs (6%)
Some of Gallego’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5179: Tribal Wildlife Corridors Act of 2019
- H.R. 5008: VA Improvement Act
- H.R. 4957: Native American Child Protection Act
- H.R. 4908: Native American Veteran Parity in Access to Care Today Act
- H.R. 4288: Teacher Diversity and Retention Act
- H.R. 4226: Protecting Children of Public Servants and Service Members Abroad Act of 2019
- H.R. 3806: Protecting Immigrant Gold Star and Military Families Act
From Jan 2015 to Dec 2019, Gallego missed 66 of 3,186 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is on par with 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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