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Rep. Clay Shaw Jr.

Former Representative from Florida’s 22nd District, Republican

Shaw, a Republican, was the representative for Florida's 22nd congressional district from 1993 to 2006.

He was previously the representative for Florida's 15th congressional district (1983-1992); and the representative for Florida's 12th congressional district (1981-1982).

Photo of Rep. Clay Shaw [R-FL22, 1993-2006]


Our unique analysis of the bills Shaw 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 2006. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Shaw is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Shaw was the primary sponsor of 13 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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 about one third or more 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

Shaw sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (16%) Commerce (16%) Taxation (14%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Social Welfare (12%) Law (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Health (10%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1981 to Dec 2006, Shaw missed 422 of 13,677 roll call votes, which is 3.1%. This is on par with the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2006. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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