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.
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.
Shaw was the primary sponsor of 13 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 743 (108th): Social Security Protection Act of 2004
- H.R. 2264 (108th): Congo Basin Forest Partnership Act of 2004
- H.R. 4823 (107th): Holocaust Restitution Tax Fairness Act of 2002
- H.R. 4558 (105th): Noncitizen Benefit Clarification and Other Technical Amendments Act of1998
- H.R. 3130 (105th): Child Support Performance and Incentive Act of 1998
- H.R. 3034 (105th): To amend section 13031 of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, relating to customs user fees, to allow the use of such fees to provide ...
- H.R. 660 (104th): Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995
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).
Shaw sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Shaw’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 941 (109th): Honoring the service of Gerard Latortue, Haiti’s Interim Prime Minister.
- H.Res. 923 (109th): Condemning the recent attacks against the State of Israel.
- H.Con.Res. 438 (109th): Expressing the sense of the Congress that continuation of the welfare reforms ...
- H.R. 5514 (109th): Medicare Lung Cancer Screening Benefit Act of 2006
- H.R. 5437 (109th): Medicare Early Detection of Cancer Promotion Act of 2006
- H.R. 5314 (109th): 401Kids Family Savings Act of 2006
- H.R. 5309 (109th): Medicare Secondary Payer and Workers’ Compensation Settlement Agreements Act of 2006
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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- @unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills