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Rep. Charlie Crist

Former Representative for Florida’s 13th District

pronounced CHAHR-lee // krist


Crist was the representative for Florida’s 13th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2017 to 2022.

Photo of Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL13, 2017-2022]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 Dec 2, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

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

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Crist sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (24%) Armed Forces and National Security (16%) Health (13%) Social Welfare (13%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) Immigration (8%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Education (8%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Crist recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Crist voted Yea

Crist voted Yea

Passed 361/69 on Mar 9, 2022.

Crist voted Yea

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due …

Crist voted Yea

Crist voted Yea

Passed 235/179 on Jun 8, 2018.

H.R. 5895 provides funding for national defense nuclear weapons activities, the Army Corps of Engineers, various programs under the Department of Energy, the Legislative Branch, …

Crist voted Yea

Failed 241/163 on Jul 24, 2017.

H.R. 3180 authorizes appropriations for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the U.S. government for fiscal year 2018. The bill authorizes funds for the intelligence and …

Crist voted Yea

Passed 229/177 on May 19, 2017.

H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe …

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Aug 2022, Crist missed 63 of 3,033 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Aug 2022. 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: