Our unique analysis of the bills Gilchrest 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 2008. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Gilchrest is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Gilchrest was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 3378 (108th): Marine Turtle Conservation Act of 2004
- H.R. 274 (108th): Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Expansion Act
- H.R. 273 (108th): Nutria Eradication and Control Act of 2003
- H.R. 3389 (107th): National Sea Grant College Program Act Amendments of 2002
- H.R. 645 (107th): Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Reauthorization Act of 2001
- H.R. 643 (107th): African Elephant Conservation Reauthorization Act of 2001
- H.R. 791 (106th): Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail Study Act of 1999
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Gilchrest sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (18%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (13%) Animals (13%) Environmental Protection (12%) International Affairs (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (10%) Law (8%)
Some of Gilchrest’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Con.Res. 321 (110th): Expressing the need for a more comprehensive diplomatic initiative led by the ...
- H.Con.Res. 288 (110th): Expressing the need for a more comprehensive diplomatic initiative led by the ...
- H.Con.Res. 274 (110th): Expressing the need for a more comprehensive diplomatic initiative led by the ...
- H.R. 4226 (110th): Climate Stewardship and Economic Security Act of 2007
- H.R. 3841 (110th): To prohibit the commercial harvesting of Atlantic menhaden for reduction purposes in ...
- H.R. 3166 (110th): To reauthorize the Nutria Eradication and Control Act of 2003.
- H.Con.Res. 153 (110th): Expressing the sense of the Congress regarding the need for a nationwide ...
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From Jan 1991 to Dec 2008, Gilchrest missed 540 of 11,102 roll call votes, which is 4.9%. This is worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. ProPublica has tracked 2 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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