Rep. Clifford “Cliff” Stearns

Former Representative from Florida’s 6th District, Republican

Stearns, a Republican, was the representative for Florida's 6th congressional district from 1989 to 2012.



Our unique analysis of the bills Stearns 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 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Stearns is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Stearns sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (26%) Armed Forces and National Security (17%) Taxation (14%) Science, Technology, Communications (12%) International Affairs (12%) Arts, Culture, Religion (10%) Commerce (5%) Transportation and Public Works (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1989 to Jan 2013, Stearns missed 213 of 15,267 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is better than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. ProPublica has tracked 15 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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