Gabbard was the representative for Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. She served from 2013 to 2020.
Read our 2019 Report Card for Gabbard.
Gabbard is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2020 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Gabbard sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Dec 28, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Gabbard was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 663: Burn Pits Accountability Act
- H.R. 2737 (114th): Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2015
- H.R. 1344 (113th): Helping Heroes Fly Act
Does 3 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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 at least about half 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).
Gabbard sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (25%) International Affairs (19%) Agriculture and Food (14%) Health (12%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Taxation (7%) Social Welfare (7%) Science, Technology, Communications (7%)
Some of Gabbard’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 9037: To amend the Public Health Service Act to ensure transparency within the health ...
- H.Res. 1270 (116th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that no taxpayer dollars ...
- H.Res. 1267: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Congress must pass a ...
- H.R. 8970 (116th): Protect Our Civil Liberties Act
- H.R. 8968 (116th): Remote, Coastal, and Small Watersheds Act of 2020
- H.R. 8969 (116th): Transportation Oriented Development Act of 2020
- H.R. 8938: To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director ...
From Jan 2013 to Dec 2020, Gabbard missed 468 of 4,693 roll call votes, which is 10.0%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2020. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events. Legislators running for president or vice president typically miss votes while on the campaign trail — that’s normal. See our analysis of presidential candidates’ missed votes.
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