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Rep. Jim Gerlach

Former Representative for Pennsylvania’s 6th District

Gerlach was the representative for Pennsylvania’s 6th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2003 to 2014.

Photo of Rep. Jim Gerlach [R-PA6, 2003-2014]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Gerlach.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Gerlach is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2014 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 Gerlach sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Gerlach was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:

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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 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Gerlach sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (45%) Taxation (30%) Health (12%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Gerlach’s Vote Vote Description
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Nay H.R. 6190 (112th): Asthma Inhalers Relief Act of 2012
Dec 12, 2012. Failed 229/182.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant legislative change to the U.S. patent system since the ...
Nay H.Con.Res. 43 (112th): Providing for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives and a conditional recess or adjournment of ...
Apr 14, 2011. Passed 243/178.
Nay H.Con.Res. 30 (112th): Providing for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives and a conditional recess or adjournment of ...
Mar 15, 2011. Passed 232/197.
Yea S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Yea H.Res. 1184 (111th): Congratulating the 2009-2010 University of Maryland Men’s Basketball Team, Greivis Vasquez, and Coach Gary Williams on an ...
Mar 17, 2010. Passed 279/132.
Aye H.R. 1752 (111th): To provide that the usual day for paying salaries in or under the House of Representatives may ...
Jul 30, 2009. Failed 282/144.
Yea H.Res. 1031 (110th): Providing for the adoption of the resolution (H. Res. 895) establishing within the House of Representatives an ...
Mar 11, 2008. Passed 229/182.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2003 to Dec 2014, Gerlach missed 308 of 8,776 roll call votes, which is 3.5%. This is worse than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2014. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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