Our unique analysis of the bills Gingrich 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 1998. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Gingrich is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Gingrich was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4354 (105th): To establish the United States Capitol Police Memorial Fund on behalf of the families of Detective John Michael Gibson and Private First Class Jacob Joseph Chestnut of ...
- H.J.Res. 125 (105th): Finding the Government of Iraq in material and unacceptable breach of its international obligations.
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).
Gingrich sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (29%) Crime and Law Enforcement (16%) Taxation (11%) Families (9%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Law (9%) International Affairs (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%)
Some of Gingrich’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Con.Res. 316 (105th): To express the sense of Congress that State and local governments and ...
- H.R. 4354 (105th): To establish the United States Capitol Police Memorial Fund on behalf of ...
- H.Con.Res. 311 (105th): Honoring the memory of Detective John Michael Gibson and Private First Class ...
- H.Con.Res. 310 (105th): Authorizing the use of the rotunda of the Capitol for a memorial ...
- H.R. 4250 (105th): Patient Protection Act of 1998
- H.R. 4141 (105th): To amend the Act authorizing the establishment of the Chattahoochee River National ...
- H.J.Res. 125 (105th): Finding the Government of Iraq in material and unacceptable breach of its ...
From Jan 1979 to Dec 1998, Gingrich missed 663 of 8,022 roll call votes, which is 8.3%. This is much worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1998. 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