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Rep. Douglas “Pete” Peterson

Former Representative for Florida’s 2nd District

Peterson was the representative for Florida’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1991 to 1996.

Photo of Rep. Douglas “Pete” Peterson [D-FL2, 1991-1996]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Peterson is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1996 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 Peterson sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1991 to Oct 3, 1996. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Peterson sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (19%) Armed Forces and National Security (17%) Finance and Financial Sector (13%) Labor and Employment (12%) Taxation (12%) Health (10%) Law (10%) Economics and Public Finance (8%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Peterson recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1991 to Sep 1996, Peterson missed 291 of 3,393 roll call votes, which is 8.6%. This is much worse than the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. 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: