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Rep. Kendrick Meek

Former Representative for Florida’s 17th District

Meek, a Democrat, was the representative for Florida's 17th congressional district from 2003 to 2010.

Photo of Rep. Kendrick Meek [D-FL17, 2003-2010]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Meek is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010 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 Meek sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Meek 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

Meek sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (29%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Finance and Financial Sector (13%) Commerce (11%) Health (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Social Welfare (6%) Science, Technology, Communications (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Meek’s Vote Vote Description
Yea S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
No H.R. 4314 (111th): To permit continued financing of Government operations.
Dec 16, 2009. Passed 218/214.
Nay H.Res. 552 (111th): Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 2847) making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and ...
Jun 17, 2009. Passed 221/201.
Nay H.R. 6707 (110th): Taking Responsible Action for Community Safety Act
Sep 27, 2008. Failed 243/175.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2003 to Dec 2010, Meek missed 341 of 5,966 roll call votes, which is 5.7%. This is much worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. ProPublica has tracked 3 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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