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 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Gonzalez.
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 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 3, 2017 to Jun 16, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Vicente Gonzalez sits on the following committees:
Gonzalez was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 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).
Gonzalez sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Gonzalez’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3935: To amend title 23, United States Code, to modify the exception from requirements ...
- H.R. 1882: VAWA Protections for Rural Women Act of 2021
- H.R. 8772 (116th): Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains Act of 2020
- H.R. 8514 (116th): Student Loan Relief Act
- H.R. 7168 (116th): Creating Capacity for Communities in Need Act
- H.R. 6867 (116th): Housing Waiver Flexibility Act of 2020
- H.R. 6387 (116th): To correct technical omissions relating to international financial cooperation, and for other ...
From Jan 2017 to Jun 2021, Gonzalez missed 99 of 2,336 roll call votes, which is 4.2%. This is much worse than the median of 2.0% 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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