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Rep. Adam Putnam

Former Representative for Florida’s 12th District

Putnam, a Republican, was the representative for Florida's 12th congressional district from 2001 to 2010.

Photo of Rep. Adam Putnam [R-FL12, 2001-2010]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Putnam is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010 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 Putnam sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Putnam was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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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

Putnam sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Economics and Public Finance (39%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Taxation (11%) Education (11%) Agriculture and Food (7%) Health (7%) Families (7%) Government Operations and Politics (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Putnam’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5987 (111th): Seniors Protection Act of 2010
Dec 8, 2010. Failed 254/153.
Yea S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Yea H.R. 2499 (111th): Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2010
Apr 29, 2010. Passed 223/169.
Aye H.R. 3355 (110th): Homeowners’ Defense Act of 2007
Nov 8, 2007. Passed 258/155.
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 2001 to Dec 2010, Putnam missed 329 of 6,962 roll call votes, which is 4.7%. This is worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. ProPublica has tracked 196 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: