Read our 2016 Report Card for Gowdy.
Our unique analysis of the bills Gowdy 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). Gowdy is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Trey Gowdy sits on the following committees:
- Chairman, House Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi
House Committee on the Judiciary
- Chairman, Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security
- Member, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations
- House Committee on Ethics
- House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Gowdy was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2076 (112th): Investigative Assistance for Violent Crimes Act of 2012
- H.R. 6620 (112th): Former Presidents Protection Act of 2012
- H.R. 3237 (112th): SOAR Technical Corrections Act
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Gowdy sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Gowdy’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6440: Justice for Child Victims Act of 2016
- H.R. 1148: Michael Davis, Jr. in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act
- H.R. 5401 (113th): Protecting the Homeland Act
- H.R. 4138 (113th): ENFORCE the Law Act of 2014
- H.R. 3412 (113th): Flexibility to Innovate for College Affordability Act
- H.R. 2278 (113th): SAFE Act
- H.R. 652 (113th): To amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to limit assistance to ...
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|Gowdy’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.R. 4681 (113th): Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015
Dec 10, 2014. Passed 325/100.
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 1947 (113th): Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
Jun 20, 2013. Failed 195/234.
H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
From Jan 2011 to Jan 2017, Gowdy missed 94 of 4,193 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 1 explanation for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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