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Rep. Wayne Gilchrest

Former Representative for Maryland’s 1st District

Gilchrest, a Republican, was the representative for Maryland's 1st congressional district from 1991 to 2008.

Photo of Rep. Wayne Gilchrest [R-MD1, 1991-2008]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Gilchrest 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 liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Gilchrest sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Gilchrest was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

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%)

Recent Bills

Some of Gilchrest’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Gilchrest’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 6578 (110th): Consumer Energy Supply Act of 2008
Jul 24, 2008. Failed 268/157.
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
Yea H.R. 3246 (110th): Regional Economic and Infrastructure Development Act of 2007
Oct 4, 2007. Passed 264/154.
Aye H.R. 2419 (110th): Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008
Jul 27, 2007. Passed 231/191.
The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub.L. 110–234, H.R. 2419, 122 Stat. 923, enacted May 22, 2008, also known as the 2008 U.S. Farm Bill) was a $288 billion, five-year agricultural policy bill that was passed into law by the United States Congress ...
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

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