Gabbard is running for President of the United States. We’re tracking the legislative records of the candidates who served in office:
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Read our 2018 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 Dec 11, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Tulsi Gabbard sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Armed Services
- Member, Subcommittee on Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities
- Member, Subcommittee on Readiness
House Committee on Financial Services
- Member, Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion
- Member, Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy
Gabbard was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- 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 2 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 (25%) International Affairs (21%) Health (15%) Agriculture and Food (12%) Social Welfare (10%) Education (6%) Transportation and Public Works (6%) Government Operations and Politics (6%)
Some of Gabbard’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5375: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow the energy credit ...
- H.R. 5362: To amend the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 to authorize ...
- H.R. 5266: To provide for the enhancement of urban agriculture, and for other purposes.
- H.Con.Res. 77: Directing the President pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution to ...
- H.Res. 718: Supporting the designation of “GivingTuesday” and strong incentives for all people of the ...
- H.Res. 709: Supporting the designation of “GivingTuesday” and strong incentives for all people of the ...
- H.R. 4992: REACH MIL Act
From Jan 2013 to Dec 2019, Gabbard missed 378 of 4,421 roll call votes, which is 8.6%. 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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