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Sen. Paula Hawkins

Former Senator from Florida, Republican

Hawkins, a Republican, was a senator from Florida from 1981 to 1986.

Photo of Sen. Paula Hawkins [R-FL, 1981-1986]


Our unique analysis of the bills Hawkins sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1986. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hawkins is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Hawkins was the primary sponsor of 16 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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

Hawkins sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (21%) International Affairs (16%) Social Welfare (14%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Health (9%) Families (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1981 to Oct 1986, Hawkins missed 245 of 2,368 roll call votes, which is 10.3%. This is worse than the median of 6.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1986. 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: