Rep. James “Jim” Gibbons
Former Representative for Nevada’s 2nd District
Gibbons was the representative for Nevada’s 2nd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1997 to 2006.
Gibbons is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2006 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 Gibbons sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2001 to Dec 8, 2006. See full analysis methodology.
Gibbons was the primary sponsor of 18 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 541 (109th): To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to convey certain land to Lander County, Nevada, and the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land to Eureka County, …
- H.R. 1236 (109th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 750 4th Street in Sparks, Nevada, as the “Mayor Tony Armstrong Memorial Post Office”.
- H.R. 542 (109th): Dandini Research Park Conveyance Act
- H.R. 4593 (108th): Lincoln County Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act of 2004
- H.R. 884 (108th): Western Shoshone Claims Distribution Act
- H.R. 74 (108th): To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to convey certain land in the lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Nevada, to the Secretary of the Interior, in trust for …
- H.R. 2937 (107th): To provide for the conveyance of certain public land in Clark County, Nevada, for use as a shooting range.
Does 18 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).
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%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) Commerce (8%) Sports and Recreation (7%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Gibbons recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 4627 (109th): To validate certain conveyances made by the Union Pacific Railroad Company of …
- H.R. 4461 (109th): To make a technical correction relating to the land conveyance authorized by …
- H.R. 4401 (109th): Nevada Mining Townsite Conveyance Act
- H.R. 3772 (109th): Protecting Our Children from Sexual Predators Act of 2005
- H.R. 3419 (109th): Northern Nevada Sustainable Development in Mining Act
- H.R. 3299 (109th): Physician Incentives to Serve Rural America Act of 2005
- H.R. 2425 (109th): Southern Nevada Limited Transition Area Act
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
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