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Rep. Phil Gingrey

Former Representative for Georgia’s 11th District

Gingrey was the representative for Georgia’s 11th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2003 to 2014.

Photo of Rep. Phil Gingrey [R-GA11, 2003-2014]


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.


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Gingrey.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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.

Enacted Legislation

Gingrey was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Gingrey sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (38%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Immigration (10%) Taxation (7%) Energy (7%) Labor and Employment (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Gingrey recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Gingrey voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December …

Gingrey voted Aye

Gingrey voted Aye

Gingrey voted No

Passed 269/161 on Aug 1, 2011.

The Budget Control Act of 2011 (Pub.L. 112–25, S. 365, 125 Stat. 240, enacted August 2, 2011) is a federal statute enacted by the 112th …

Gingrey voted Not Voting

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

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 …

Gingrey voted No

Gingrey voted Yea

Missed Votes

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, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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