Gabbard is the representative for Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2013. Gabbard is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021.
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Read our 2019 Report Card for Gabbard.
Gabbard 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 ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Gabbard has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Oct 23, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Tulsi Gabbard sits on the following committees:
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 sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (29%) International Affairs (16%) Agriculture and Food (14%) Health (12%) Social Welfare (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (5%) Finance and Financial Sector (5%)
Some of Gabbard’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 1195: Condemning Turkey’s attacks on United States forces and allies and Turkey’s continued support ...
- H.Res. 1175: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that newsgathering activities are protected ...
- H.Res. 1162: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Federal Government should ...
- H.R. 8452: To amend title 18, United States Code, to clarify certain offenses related to ...
- H.R. 8336: Unplug the Internet Kill Switch Act of 2020
- H.R. 8285: Election Fraud Prevention Act
- H.R. 7455: Equitable Payments for Nursing Facilities Act of 2020
From Jan 2013 to Oct 2020, Gabbard missed 466 of 4,658 roll call votes, which is 10.0%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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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