Rep. Joe Scarborough

Former Representative from Florida’s 1st District, Republican

Scarborough, a Republican, was the representative for Florida's 1st congressional district from 1995 to 2001.

Photo of Rep. Joe Scarborough [R-FL1, 1995-2001]

Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Scarborough 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). Scarborough is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Scarborough was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were 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

Scarborough sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (24%) Law (17%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Taxation (14%) Labor and Employment (10%) Health (7%) Families (7%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1995 to Sep 2001, Scarborough missed 480 of 4,075 roll call votes, which is 11.8%. This is much worse than the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 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: