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Rep. David “Dave” Weldon

Former Representative for Florida’s 15th District

Weldon was the representative for Florida’s 15th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1995 to 2008.

Photo of Rep. David “Dave” Weldon [R-FL15, 1995-2008]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Weldon is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2008 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Weldon sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 10, 2008. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Weldon was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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Does 2 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

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

Weldon sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (17%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Taxation (14%) Law (14%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Science, Technology, Communications (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Families (8%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Weldon recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Weldon voted No

Passed 416/12 on Jun 19, 2008.

The Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 is Title V of the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2008, Pub.L. 110–252, H.R. 2642, an Act of …

Weldon voted Aye

Weldon voted Yea

Weldon voted Nay

Passed 381/34 on May 15, 2007.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1995 to Dec 2008, Weldon missed 376 of 9,048 roll call votes, which is 4.2%. This is worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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