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Sen. Edward Gurney

Former Senator for Florida

Gurney, a Republican, was a senator from Florida from 1969 to 1974.

He was previously the representative for Florida's 5th congressional district (1967-1968); and the representative for Florida's 11th congressional district (1963-1966).

Photo of Sen. Edward Gurney [R-FL, 1969-1974]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Gurney is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1974 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 Gurney sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Gurney was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Gurney sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (25%) Private Legislation (23%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Social Welfare (10%) Energy (8%) Education (8%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Water Resources Development (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1969 to Dec 1974, Gurney missed 293 of 2,759 roll call votes, which is 10.6%. This is better than the median of 13.4% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 1974. 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: