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Rep. Katherine Harris

Former Representative for Florida’s 13th District

Harris, a Republican, was the representative for Florida's 13th congressional district from 2003 to 2006.

Photo of Rep. Katherine Harris [R-FL13, 2003-2006]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Harris is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2006 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 Harris sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Harris was the primary sponsor of 2 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

Harris sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (24%) Armed Forces and National Security (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Health (10%) Emergency Management (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (10%) Commerce (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 2003 to Dec 2006, Harris missed 154 of 2,435 roll call votes, which is 6.3%. This is much worse than the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2006. 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: