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Rep. Vicente Gonzalez

Representative for Texas’s 15th District

pronounced VEE-sen-teh // gon-ZAH-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 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Photo of Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2020 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 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 Oct 26, 2021. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% Human Rights Campaign: 88% League of Conservation Voters: 77% United States Chamber of Commerce: 67% The Club for Growth: 19%

Committee Membership

Vicente Gonzalez sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Gonzalez was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Gonzalez sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (45%) Crime and Law Enforcement (23%) Immigration (14%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) International Affairs (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Gonzalez voted Nay

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due …

Gonzalez voted Yea

Gonzalez voted Nay

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 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

Passed 248/179 on Jul 19, 2017.

H.R. 2910 strengthens the role of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as the lead agency under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for jurisdictional …

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 Oct 2021, Gonzalez missed 104 of 2,501 roll call votes, which is 4.2%. This is worse than the median of 2.1% 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

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