Gabbard is/was running for President of the United States. We’re tracking the legislative records of the candidates who served in Congress:
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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 liberal–conservative 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 Jun 1, 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 (28%) International Affairs (20%) Agriculture and Food (15%) Health (13%) Social Welfare (9%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) Transportation and Public Works (4%) Private Legislation (4%)
Some of Gabbard’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 7072: To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to notify Congress regularly of reported ...
- H.R. 6461: IPO Act
- H.Res. 897: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that there should be a ...
- H.R. 6162: For the relief of Manuel de Jesus Pacheco Reyes.
- H.R. 5612: Small Business and Community Investments Expansion Act of 2020
- H.Res. 771: Censuring the President of the United States.
- H.Res. 766: Censuring President Donald J. Trump.
From Jan 2013 to May 2020, Gabbard missed 458 of 4,555 roll call votes, which is 10.1%. 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.
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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