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 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021 unless re-elected.
He was previously the representative for Ohio’s 18th congressional district as a Republican from 2011 to 2012.
Read our 2019 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 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 Sep 18, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
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:
Some of Gibbs’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 7871: Stop Pilfering Everyone’s Paycheck Protection for Election Results Act
- H.R. 7457: Motor Carrier Safety Selection Standard Act
- 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 ...
From Jan 2011 to Sep 2020, Gibbs missed 67 of 6,241 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 2.2% 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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