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Rep. Donna Shalala

Representative for Florida’s 27th District

pronounced DAH-nuh // shuh-LAY-luh

Shalala is the representative for Florida’s 27th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2019. Shalala is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021 unless re-elected.

Photo of Rep. Donna Shalala [D-FL27]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2019 Report Card for Shalala.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Shalala is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Shalala has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Sep 18, 2020. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100%

Committee Membership

Donna Shalala sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Shalala sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (56%) Health (31%) Families (12%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Shalala voted Yea

Shalala voted Aye

Passed 260/165 on Dec 11, 2019.

Shalala voted Yea

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Sep 2020, Shalala missed 3 of 896 roll call votes, which is 0.3%. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: