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Rep. Donna Shalala

Former Representative for Florida’s 27th District

pronounced DAH-nuh // shuh-LAY-luh

Shalala was the representative for Florida’s 27th congressional district and was a Democrat. She served from 2019 to 2020.

Photo of Rep. Donna Shalala [D-FL27, 2019-2020]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2020 Report Card for Shalala.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Shalala is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2020 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 sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Dec 28, 2020. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Shalala sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (53%) Health (35%) Families (12%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Shalala recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Shalala voted Yea

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due …

Shalala voted Yea

Shalala voted Yea

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Dec 2020, Shalala missed 3 of 954 roll call votes, which is 0.3%. This is better than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2020. 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

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