Garrett, a Republican, is the representative for Virginia's 5th congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 3, 2017. Garrett is next up for reelection in 2018.
Garrett 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 Garrett has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
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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 was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.J.Res. 117: Condemning the violence and domestic terrorist attack that took place during events between August 11 and August 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia, recognizing the first responders who lost ...
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 about one third or more 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).
Garrett sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Garrett’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.J.Res. 117: Condemning the violence and domestic terrorist attack that took place during events between ...
- H.Res. 458: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1436) to provide for reconciliation pursuant ...
- H.R. 3184: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 180 ...
- H.R. 3183: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 13683 ...
- 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 ...
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H.R. 2842: Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act
Jun 23, 2017. Passed 377/34.
H.R. 2842 connects low-income Americans looking for work with employers looking to fill job openings, including through apprenticeships and other forms of on-the-job training. Specifically, the legislation provides funding for states to subsidize employment for a limited time for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) ...
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.
From Jan 2017 to Nov 2017, Garrett missed 113 of 637 roll call votes, which is 17.7%. This is much worse than 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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