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Rep. Mark Foley

Former Representative for Florida’s 16th District


Foley was the representative for Florida’s 16th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1995 to 2006.

Photo of Rep. Mark Foley [R-FL16, 1995-2006]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Foley 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 ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Foley sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2001 to Dec 8, 2006. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Foley was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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Does 3 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

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 at least about half 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

Foley sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (19%) Commerce (14%) Law (12%) Taxation (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Labor and Employment (11%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Science, Technology, Communications (10%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Foley recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1995 to Sep 2006, Foley missed 164 of 7,145 roll call votes, which is 2.3%. This is on par with the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 2006. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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