skip to main content

Rep. Herbert Burke

Former Representative for Florida’s 12th District

Burke, a Republican, was the representative for Florida's 12th congressional district from 1973 to 1978.

He was previously the representative for Florida's 10th congressional district (1967-1972).


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Burke is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978 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 Burke sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

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

View All »

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

Burke sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (33%) Government Operations and Politics (21%) International Affairs (10%) Labor and Employment (10%) Law (7%) Social Welfare (7%) Taxation (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (5%)

Recent Bills

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

View All »

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1967 to Oct 1978, Burke missed 763 of 5,461 roll call votes, which is 14.0%. This is worse than the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

Show the numbers...

Primary Sources

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