Gilman was the representative for New York’s 20th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1993 to 2002.
He was previously the representative for New York’s 22nd congressional district as a Republican from 1983 to 1992; and the representative for New York’s 26th congressional district as a Republican from 1973 to 1982.
Gilman is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2002 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 Gilman sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Gilman was the primary sponsor of 42 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 1161 (107th): To authorize the Government of the Czech Republic to establish a memorial to honor Tomas G. Masaryk in the District of Columbia.
- H.R. 1954 (107th): ILSA Extension Act of 2001
- H.R. 5239 (106th): Export Administration Modification and Clarification Act of 2000
- H.R. 1143 (106th): Microenterprise for Self-Reliance and International Anti-Corruption Act of 2000
- H.R. 4919 (106th): Security Assistance Act of 2000
- H.R. 2909 (106th): Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000
- H.R. 1883 (106th): Iran Nonproliferation Act of 2000
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).
Gilman sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (19%) International Affairs (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (12%) Law (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Commerce (9%)
Some of Gilman’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5650 (107th): Haiti Economic Recovery Opportunity Act of 2002
- H.R. 5528 (107th): Center for International Human Rights Act of 2002
- H.Res. 533 (107th): Welcoming Madame Chen Wu Sue-jen, the first lady of Taiwan, to Washington, ...
- H.Res. 520 (107th): Congratulating Bosnia and Herzegovina on the 10th anniversary of its independence.
- H.R. 5146 (107th): Highlands Stewardship Act of 2002
- H.Res. 467 (107th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States ...
- H.R. 3968 (107th): Fallen Heroes Flag Act of 2002
From Jan 1973 to Nov 2002, Gilman missed 556 of 16,408 roll call votes, which is 3.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 2002. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- @unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills