Our unique analysis of the bills Gallegly sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Gallegly is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Gallegly was the primary sponsor of 12 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 6587 (112th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 225 Simi Village Drive in Simi Valley, California, as the “Postal Inspector Terry Asbury Post ...
- H.R. 1308 (112th): To amend the Ronald Reagan Centennial Commission Act to extend the termination date for the Commission, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 5566 (111th): Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act of 2010
- H.R. 131 (111th): Ronald Reagan Centennial Commission Act
- H.R. 137 (110th): Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act of 2007
- H.R. 640 (107th): Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Boundary Adjustment Act
- H.R. 93 (107th): Federal Firefighters Retirement Age Fairness Act
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 about one third or more 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).
Gallegly sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (23%) Immigration (20%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (15%) Law (10%) Social Welfare (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Economics and Public Finance (8%)
Some of Gallegly’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6639 (112th): To amend the Wildfire Suppressing Aircraft Transfer Act of 1996 to facilitate ...
- H.R. 6587 (112th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at ...
- H.R. 5965 (112th): To require the Chief of the Forest Service to make the Forest ...
- H.R. 4109 (112th): Los Padres Conservation and Recreation Act of 2012
- H.R. 4043 (112th): Military Readiness and Southern Sea Otter Conservation Act
- H.Res. 309 (112th): Recognizing the 60th anniversary of the Animal Welfare Institute.
- H.R. 2123 (112th): Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Diagnosis and Treatment Act of 2011
From Jan 1987 to Jan 2013, Gallegly missed 828 of 16,202 roll call votes, which is 5.1%. This is much worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. ProPublica has tracked 39 explanations for these missed votes. 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:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election 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