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 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Read our 2020 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 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 3, 2017 to Jun 8, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Ruben Gallego sits on the following committees:
Gallego was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 6535 (116th): To deem an urban Indian organization and employees thereof to be a part of the Public Health Service for the purposes of certain claims for personal injury, ...
- H.R. 6237 (116th): PRC for Native Veterans Act
- 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 3 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 (26%) Education (19%) Armed Forces and National Security (19%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Immigration (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (5%) Health (5%)
Some of Gallego’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3496: To amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to expand the funding authority ...
- H.R. 3391: To direct the Secretary of Education to make allotments to States to carry ...
- H.R. 2878: Native VetSuccess at Tribal Colleges and Universities Pilot Program Act
- H.R. 2775: To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make certain information publicly available ...
- H.R. 2726: VA FOIA Reform Act of 2021
- H.R. 1688: Native American Child Protection Act
- H.R. 1197: Teacher Diversity and Retention Act
From Jan 2015 to May 2021, Gallego missed 78 of 3,645 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% 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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