Hutto was the representative for Florida’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1979 to 1994.
Hutto is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1994 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 Hutto sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1989 to Nov 29, 1994. See full analysis methodology.
Hutto was the primary sponsor of 15 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 898 (103rd): To authorize the Air Force Memorial Foundation to establish a memorial in the District of Columbia or its environs.
- H.R. 1296 (102nd): To authorize the President to award a gold medal on behalf of the Congress to General H. Norman Schwarzkopf and to provide for the production of bronze ...
- H.J.Res. 111 (101st): Designating June 23, 1989, as “United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Day”.
- H.R. 4557 (100th): A bill to direct the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating to require alerting and locating equipment, including emergency position indicating radio ...
- H.R. 5291 (100th): A bill to provide the Secretary of the Air Force with authority to convey certain land.
- H.R. 2342 (100th): Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1988
- H.R. 3431 (100th): A bill to release a reversionary interest of the United States in a certain parcel of land located in Bay County, Florida.
Does 15 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Hutto sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Public Lands and Natural Resources (27%) Armed Forces and National Security (20%) Government Operations and Politics (20%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (20%) Economics and Public Finance (13%)
Some of Hutto’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4664 (103rd): To amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to provide relief from antidumping ...
- H.J.Res. 368 (103rd): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States providing for ...
- H.R. 4381 (103rd): United States Navy Blue Angels Commemorative Coin Act
- H.R. 3953 (103rd): To authorize Escambia County, Florida, to convey certain lands in Florida to ...
- H.R. 2221 (103rd): Biennial Budgeting Act of 1993
- H.R. 1736 (103rd): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that certain ...
- H.R. 898 (103rd): To authorize the Air Force Memorial Foundation to establish a memorial in ...
From Jan 1979 to Nov 1994, Hutto missed 351 of 7,781 roll call votes, which is 4.5%. This is on par with the median of 3.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 1994. 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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills