Rep. Trey Gowdy

Representative from South Carolina’s 4th District, Republican

Gowdy, a Republican, has been the representative for South Carolina's 4th congressional district since Jan 5, 2011 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Analysis

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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Gowdy for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Trey Gowdy sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Gowdy sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Immigration (43%) Education (29%) Crime and Law Enforcement (29%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Gowdy’s Vote Vote Description
Nay S. 1177: Every Child Achieves Act of 2015
Dec 2, 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.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 33: Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act
Feb 27, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.
Nay H.R. 212: Drinking Water Protection Act
Feb 24, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.R. 23: National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act Reauthorization of 2015
Jan 7, 2015. Passed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Dec 2016, Gowdy missed 93 of 4,112 roll call votes, which is 2.3%. This is on par with the median of 2.4% 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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Primary Sources

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