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Rep. Dante Fascell

Former Representative for Florida’s 19th District

Fascell was the representative for Florida’s 19th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1983 to 1992.

He was previously the representative for Florida’s 15th congressional district as a Democrat from 1973 to 1982; the representative for Florida’s 12th congressional district as a Democrat from 1967 to 1972; and the representative for Florida’s 4th congressional district as a Democrat from 1955 to 1966.

Photo of Rep. Dante Fascell [D-FL19, 1983-1992]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Fascell is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992 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 Fascell sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Fascell was the primary sponsor of 51 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

Fascell sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (36%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (17%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Environmental Protection (10%) Health (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%) Immigration (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1955 to Oct 1992, Fascell missed 778 of 13,507 roll call votes, which is 5.8%. This is on par with the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1992. 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: