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Rep. Adam Putnam

Former Representative from Florida’s 12th District, Republican

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]


Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Putnam 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 2010. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Putnam is shown as a purple triangle. (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%) Families (7%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) Agriculture and Food (7%) Health (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

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