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Rep. Floyd Spence

Former Representative from South Carolina’s 2nd District, Republican

Spence, a Republican, was the representative for South Carolina's 2nd congressional district from 1971 to 2001.

Photo of Rep. Floyd Spence [R-SC2, 1971-2001]


Our unique analysis of the bills Spence 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 2002. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Spence is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Spence was the primary sponsor of 17 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Spence sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (18%) Commerce (16%) Science, Technology, Communications (14%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Arts, Culture, Religion (11%) International Affairs (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Transportation and Public Works (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1971 to Aug 2001, Spence missed 840 of 16,394 roll call votes, which is 5.1%. This is worse than the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Aug 2001. 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: