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Rep. Allen Boyd

Former Representative for Florida’s 2nd District

Boyd was the representative for Florida’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1997 to 2010.

Photo of Rep. Allen Boyd [D-FL2, 1997-2010]

Enacted Legislation

Boyd 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

Boyd sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (26%) Water Resources Development (17%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) International Affairs (9%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Native Americans (9%) Environmental Protection (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Boyd recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Boyd voted Yea

Passed 240/179 on Jun 3, 2009.

Boyd voted No

Boyd voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Dec 2010, Boyd missed 332 of 9,363 roll call votes, which is 3.5%. This is on par with the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. 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

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