Gillmor was the representative for Ohio’s 5th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1989 to 2007.
Gillmor is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2008 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 Gillmor sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 10, 2008. See full analysis methodology.
Gillmor was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4637 (109th): To make certain technical corrections in amendments made by the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
- H.R. 985 (108th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 111 West Washington Street in Bowling Green, Ohio, as the “Delbert L. Latta Post Office …
- H.R. 2869 (107th): Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act
- H.R. 678 (105th): Thomas Alva Edison Commemorative Coin Act
Does 4 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).
Gillmor sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (23%) Commerce (14%) Law (14%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Science, Technology, Communications (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Families (8%)
Some of Gillmor’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 440 (110th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that any comprehensive plan …
- H.R. 1341 (110th): Honest Income Disclosure Act
- H.R. 1221 (110th): EARN Act
- H.R. 1208 (110th): Corporate Charitable Disclosure Act of 2007
- H.R. 870 (110th): To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide liability protections for …
- H.R. 738 (110th): For the relief of Manuel Bartsch.
- H.R. 698 (110th): Industrial Bank Holding Company Act of 2007
From Jan 1989 to Sep 2007, Gillmor missed 392 of 10,974 roll call votes, which is 3.6%. This is on par with the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 2007. 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