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Rep. James Bacchus

Former Representative for Florida’s 15th District

Bacchus, a Democrat, was the representative for Florida's 15th congressional district from 1993 to 1994.

He was previously the representative for Florida's 11th congressional district (1991-1992).

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Bacchus 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 Bacchus sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Bacchus 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

Bacchus sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (21%) Armed Forces and National Security (17%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (14%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Education (10%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (10%) Commerce (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1991 to Nov 1994, Bacchus missed 94 of 2,054 roll call votes, which is 4.6%. 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.

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Primary Sources

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