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Rep. Clay Shaw Jr.

Former Representative for Florida’s 22nd District

Shaw was the representative for Florida’s 22nd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1993 to 2006.

He was previously the representative for Florida’s 15th congressional district as a Republican from 1983 to 1992; and the representative for Florida’s 12th congressional district as a Republican from 1981 to 1982.

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


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Shaw is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2006 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 Shaw sponsored and cosponsored. See full 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 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

Shaw sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (16%) Commerce (16%) Taxation (14%) Social Welfare (12%) Economics and Public Finance (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: