Our unique analysis of the bills Garrett 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). Garrett is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Thomas Garrett sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Education and the Workforce
- Member, Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education
- Member, Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development
House Committee on Foreign Affairs
- Member, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations
- Member, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade
House Committee on Homeland Security
- Member, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection
- Member, Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications
Garrett sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Garrett’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 1938: President-Elect Release of Tax Return Act of 2017
- H.R. 1937: Student Security Act of 2017
- H.Res. 245: Expressing support for designation of April 23 as “Barbara Johns Day” to highlight ...
- H.R. 1537: Second Amendment Enforcement Act of 2017
- H.R. 1282: DHS Acquisition Review Board Act of 2017
- H.R. 1227: Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017
- H.R. 1019: To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 255 West ...
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H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...
H.J.Res. 99: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2017, and for other purposes.
Apr 28, 2017. Passed 382/30.
This bill extended federal government funding through May 5, 2017. It was enacted on the day funding was to end. The federal government is currently funded through "continuing appropriations" legislation that maintains government spending levels as they were for arbitrary periods of time. Traditionally, though ...
H.R. 1695: Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017
Apr 26, 2017. Passed 378/48.
This bill would change the appointment process for the head of the U.S. Copyright Office, known as the Register of Copyrights. Currently the Register of Copyrights is hired by the Librarian of Congress (who is the head of the Library of Congress). This bill would ...
H.R. 863: To facilitate the addition of park administration at the Coltsville National Historical Park, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2017. Passed 369/42.
S. 84: A bill to provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty ...
Jan 13, 2017. Passed 268/151.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis, appointed on President Trump's first day in office, was a four-star Marine general. Mattis’s recent service upends the traditional separation where the Defense Secretary — the official in charge of the Pentagon and most of the American military — is ...
From Jan 2017 to May 2017, Garrett missed 4 of 285 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. 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.
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