Gallego is the representative for Arizona’s 7th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 6, 2015. Gallego is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021 unless re-elected.
Read our 2019 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 Aug 7, 2020. 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:
Native Americans (20%) Armed Forces and National Security (20%) Education (17%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Immigration (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) International Affairs (5%)
Some of Gallego’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 7522: To establish the Small Business Economic Assistance Program.
- H.R. 6535: To deem an urban Indian organization and employees thereof to be a part ...
- H.R. 6462: Emergency Medicaid for Coronavirus Treatment Act
- H.R. 6346: To establish a standard interest rate under programs for economic injury disaster loans, ...
- H.R. 6237: PRC for Native Veterans Act
- H.R. 6236: Collegiate Freedom of Association Act 2.0
- H.R. 6027: Restore Veterans’ Compensation Act of 2020
From Jan 2015 to Jul 2020, Gallego missed 70 of 3,414 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% 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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