Read our 2018 Report Card for Gibbs.
Gibbs 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 Gibbs has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Oct 18, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Bob Gibbs sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
House Committee on Oversight and Reform
- Member, Subcommittee on Environment
Gibbs was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 7279 (115th): Water Infrastructure Improvement Act
- H.R. 5868 (115th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 530 Claremont Avenue in Ashland, Ohio, as the “Bill Harris Post Office”.
Does 2 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).
Gibbs sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Gibbs’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4111: Combating Meth and Cocaine Act
- H.R. 2714: AMISH Act
- H.R. 2493: ACT for Veterans Act
- H.Res. 295: Reaffirming that voting is a fundamental right of all eligible United States citizens ...
- H.R. 1821: To make technical corrections to provisions of law enacted by the Frank LoBiondo ...
- H.R. 1822: Polar Security Cutter Acquisition Act of 2019
- H.R. 1823: Help Ensure Responders Overdosing Emerge Safely Act of 2019
From Jan 2011 to Oct 2019, Gibbs missed 50 of 5,915 roll call votes, which is 0.8%. This is better 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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