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Rep. Douglas “Pete” Peterson

Former Representative from Florida’s 2nd District, Democrat

Peterson, a Democrat, was the representative for Florida's 2nd congressional district from 1991 to 1996.

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


Our unique analysis of the bills Peterson sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Peterson is shown as a purple triangle. (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%)

Recent Bills

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

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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.

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Primary Sources

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