Rep. Claude Pepper

Former Representative from Florida’s 18th District, Democrat

Pepper, a Democrat, was the representative for Florida's 18th congressional district from 1983 to 1989.

He was previously the representative for Florida's 14th congressional district (1973-1982); the representative for Florida's 11th congressional district (1967-1972); the representative for Florida's 3rd congressional district (1963-1966); and a senator from Florida (1936-1950).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Pepper 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 1990. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Pepper is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Pepper sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (33%) Social Welfare (30%) International Affairs (8%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Education (6%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%) Immigration (5%) Armed Forces and National Security (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1963 to May 1989, Pepper missed 2,298 of 10,969 roll call votes, which is 20.9%. This is much worse than the median of 4.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in May 1989. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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