Gingrey was the representative for Georgia’s 11th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2003 to 2014.
In 2012 Gingrey was investigated for 2011 compensation from banks on whose behalf he advocated. The House Committee on Ethics concluded that Gingrey did advocate for banks in which he had a financial interest and issued a letter of reproval. In 2014, Representative Gingrey lost in the primary for one of Georgia's Senate seats.
|Dec. 11, 2014||House Committee on Ethics concluded that Gingrey did advocate for banks in which he had a financial interest and issued a letter of reproval|
|2014||Gingrey lost the primary for one of Georgia's Senate seats.|
Read our 2014 Report Card for Gingrey.
Gingrey 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 ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Gingrey sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 11, 2014. See full analysis methodology.
Gingrey was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 6092 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 101 Tallapoosa Street in Bremen, Georgia, as the “Sergeant Paul Saylor Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 4143 (110th): To authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a major medical facility project in Atlanta, Georgia.
- H.R. 1925 (108th): Runaway, Homeless, and Missing Children Protection Act
Does 3 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).
Gingrey sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (38%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Immigration (10%) Energy (7%) Labor and Employment (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) Taxation (7%)
Some of Gingrey’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5268 (113th): Preventing Government Printing Overreach Act of 2014
- H.R. 5003 (113th): Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Boundary Adjustment Act of 2014
- H.R. 4750 (113th): Standard of Care Protection Act of 2014
- H.Res. 553 (113th): Recognizing Linemen, the profession of Linemen, and the contributions of these brave ...
- H.R. 4008 (113th): Educational Freedom Act of 2014
- H.R. 3742 (113th): Antibiotic Development to Advance Patient Treatment Act of 2013
- H.Res. 405 (113th): Commending the Patriot Guard Riders for their mission to show sincere respect ...
From Jan 2003 to Dec 2014, Gingrey missed 395 of 8,776 roll call votes, which is 4.5%. 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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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