Rep. Rubén Hinojosa

Representative from Texas’s 15th District, Democrat

Hinojosa, a Democrat, has been the representative for Texas's 15th congressional district since Jan 7, 1997 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Hinojosa has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hinojosa is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Hinojosa for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Rubén Hinojosa sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hinojosa sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (43%) Finance and Financial Sector (14%) Housing and Community Development (7%) Labor and Employment (7%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%) Health (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Taxation (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Hinojosa’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Hinojosa’s Vote Vote Description
Aye H.R. 702: To adapt to changing crude oil market conditions.
Oct 9, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 1599: Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015
Jul 23, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed.
Not Voting H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 622: State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Fairness Act of 2015
Apr 16, 2015. Passed.
Not Voting H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Dec 2016, Hinojosa missed 1,496 of 13,484 roll call votes, which is 11.1%. This is much worse than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 129 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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