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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’s current term ends on Jan 3, 2023.

Photo of Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15]

Analysis

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 Dec 2, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

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 (32%) Crime and Law Enforcement (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Immigration (11%) Transportation and Public Works (7%) Education (7%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) International Affairs (7%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Gonzalez recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Gonzalez voted Nay

Passed 217/213 on Jul 29, 2022.

Gonzalez voted Yea

Gonzalez voted Yea

Passed 361/69 on Mar 9, 2022.

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 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 …

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Dec 2022, Gonzalez missed 140 of 3,096 roll call votes, which is 4.5%. 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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Primary Sources

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