Gibbs is the representative for Ohio’s 7th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. Gibbs is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
He was previously the representative for Ohio’s 18th congressional district as a Republican from 2011 to 2012.
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 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 3, 2017 to Jan 25, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Bob Gibbs sits on the following committees:
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:
Environmental Protection (30%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Taxation (12%) Transportation and Public Works (12%) Water Resources Development (9%) Labor and Employment (6%) Immigration (6%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Gibbs recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 6486: To amend the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 to modify the timing …
- H.R. 6182: PREACH Act
- H.R. 6183: Religious Exemptions for Social Security and Healthcare Taxes Act
- H.Res. 779: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Congress disapproves of the …
- H.Res. 671: Impeaching Joseph R. Biden, President of the United States, for high crimes and …
- H.R. 3994: ACT for Veterans Act
- H.R. 1820: RETROACTIVE Policy Act
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2011 to Jan 2022, Gibbs missed 97 of 6,762 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is on par with 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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