Gallegly was the representative for California’s 24th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2003 to 2012.
He was previously the representative for California’s 23rd congressional district as a Republican from 1993 to 2002; and the representative for California’s 21st congressional district as a Republican from 1987 to 1992.
Gallegly is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013 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 Gallegly sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 1, 2013. See full 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
Does 12 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).
Gallegly sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (22%) Immigration (20%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (15%) Social Welfare (10%) Law (10%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) Housing and Community Development (8%) Transportation and Public Works (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. 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
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills