Read our 2020 Report Card for Crist.
Crist 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 ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Crist has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Oct 26, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Charlie Crist sits on the following committees:
Crist was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 886 (116th): Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act of 2019
- H.R. 6072 (116th): Coast Guard Retirement Parity Act
Does 2 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).
Crist sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (29%) Armed Forces and National Security (16%) Health (11%) Social Welfare (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Immigration (8%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%)
Some of Crist’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5296: Preventing HEAT Illness and Deaths Act of 2021
- H.R. 4545: Freedom and Right to Emancipate from Exploitation (FREE) Act
- H.R. 3817: Regional Ocean Partnership Act of 2021
- H.R. 3758: Fishing Equipment Tax Relief Act of 2021
- H.R. 3383: Civics Learning Act of 2021
- H.R. 3093: Save Hotel Jobs Act
- H.R. 2971: Foreign National Firearms Background Check Enhancement Act
From Jan 2017 to Oct 2021, Crist missed 63 of 2,501 roll call votes, which is 2.5%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% 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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