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Rep. Bill Posey

Representative for Florida’s 8th District

pronounced bil // POH-zee

Posey is the representative for Florida’s 8th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. Posey is next up for reelection in 2020.

He was previously the representative for Florida’s 15th congressional district as a Republican from 2009 to 2012.

Photo of Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Posey.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Posey is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Posey has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Sep 19, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Bill Posey sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Posey was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:

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Does 6 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

Posey sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (22%) Finance and Financial Sector (19%) Science, Technology, Communications (17%) Health (9%) Immigration (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Taxation (7%) Transportation and Public Works (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Posey voted Yea

Passed 232/190 on Apr 10, 2019.

Posey voted Nay

Passed 426/1 on Mar 12, 2019.

Posey voted Nay

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of ...

Posey voted Nay

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December ...

Posey voted No

Posey voted No

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2009 to Sep 2019, Posey missed 163 of 7,540 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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