Gallo was the representative for New Jersey’s 11th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1985 to 1994.
Gallo is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1994 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 Gallo sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1989 to Nov 29, 1994. See full analysis methodology.
Gallo was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
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).
Gallo sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Environmental Protection (25%) Taxation (22%) Social Welfare (12%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Water Resources Development (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Government Operations and Politics (6%) Labor and Employment (6%)
Some of Gallo’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Con.Res. 253 (103rd): Expressing the sense of the Congress that the amount made available for ...
- H.R. 4353 (103rd): Consumer Information Privacy Act
- H.R. 4354 (103rd): To amend title II of the Social Security Act to prohibit the ...
- H.R. 3882 (103rd): Health Care Reform Job Preservation Act
- H.Res. 354 (103rd): Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require that committee ...
- H.R. 2863 (103rd): Poverty Data Correction Act of 1993
- H.R. 2737 (103rd): To require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to undertake a ...
From Jan 1985 to Oct 1994, Gallo missed 361 of 4,785 roll call votes, which is 7.5%. This is much worse than the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1994. 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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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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills