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Rep. James “Jim” Gibbons

Former Representative from Nevada’s 2nd District, Republican

Gibbons, a Republican, was the representative for Nevada's 2nd congressional district from 1997 to 2006.

Photo of Rep. James “Jim” Gibbons [R-NV2, 1997-2006]


Our unique analysis of the bills Gibbons 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 2006. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Gibbons is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Gibbons was the primary sponsor of 18 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Gibbons sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (21%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Law (14%) Transportation and Public Works (13%) Environmental Protection (11%) Commerce (8%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) Sports and Recreation (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Gibbons’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Dec 2006, Gibbons missed 242 of 5,832 roll call votes, which is 4.1%. This is worse than the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2006. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: