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Rep. Vicente Gonzalez

Representative for Texas’s 15th District

pronounced VEE-sen-te // GAWN-sah-less

Gonzalez is the representative for Texas’s 15th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2017. Gonzalez is next up for reelection in 2020.

Photo of Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Gonzalez.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Gonzalez 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 Gonzalez has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Nov 20, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% Human Rights Campaign: 85% American Civil Liberties Union: 82% League of Conservation Voters: 74% United States Chamber of Commerce: 67% NIAC Action: C Americans for Prosperity: 36% The Club for Growth: 27% FreedomWorks: 15% NumbersUSA: 0%

Committee Membership

Vicente Gonzalez sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Gonzalez sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (42%) Crime and Law Enforcement (25%) Armed Forces and National Security (17%) Immigration (17%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Gonzalez voted Nay

Passed 249/173 on Oct 22, 2019.

Gonzalez voted Nay

Gonzalez voted Yea

Passed 361/61 on Sep 26, 2018.

H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion ...

Gonzalez voted Yea

Passed 366/52 on Jul 25, 2018.

The House Amendment to S. 1182 extends the National Flood Insurance Program, which is set to expire July 31, 2018, through November 30, 2018. This ...

Gonzalez voted Yea

Passed 261/155 on Jun 20, 2018.

H.R. 5797 allows state Medicaid programs to remove the Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMD) exclusion for Medicaid beneficiaries aged 21 to 64 with an opioid ...

Gonzalez voted Aye

Passed 237/184 on Jan 17, 2018.

If the World Bank doesn’t live up to some of its promises for supporting human rights, fighting terrorism, and promoting democracy, should the U.S. government ...

Gonzalez voted Yea

Failed 245/171 on Sep 25, 2017.

The bill reauthorizes the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for six months, provides certain tax benefits for victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, reauthorizes certain ...

Gonzalez voted Nay

Passed 229/177 on May 19, 2017.

H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe ...

Gonzalez voted Yea

Passed 235/187 on Feb 1, 2017.

The third bill signed into law by President Trump repeals a regulatory rule created by Democrats in the wake of the 2008 financial crash. Republicans ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Nov 2019, Gonzalez missed 82 of 1,852 roll call votes, which is 4.4%. This is 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.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: