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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.

Photo of Rep. Donna Shalala [D-FL27]


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 liberal–conservative 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 Oct 18, 2019. 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 (67%) Health (33%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Shalala voted Yea

Passed 284/149 on Jul 25, 2019.

Shalala voted Yea

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Oct 2019, Shalala missed 1 of 570 roll call votes, which is 0.2%. This is better than the median of 2.1% 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

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