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Rep. Ric Keller

Former Representative for Florida’s 8th District

Keller was the representative for Florida’s 8th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2001 to 2008.

Photo of Rep. Ric Keller [R-FL8, 2001-2008]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Keller is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2008 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 Keller sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Keller 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 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

Keller sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (17%) Crime and Law Enforcement (16%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Science, Technology, Communications (12%) Families (9%) Law (9%) Commerce (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Keller’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 6578 (110th): Consumer Energy Supply Act of 2008
Jul 24, 2008. Failed 268/157.
Yea H.Res. 1031 (110th): Providing for the adoption of the resolution (H. Res. 895) establishing within the House of Representatives an ...
Mar 11, 2008. Passed 229/182.
Aye H.R. 3355 (110th): Homeowners’ Defense Act of 2007
Nov 8, 2007. Passed 258/155.
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
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 2001 to Dec 2008, Keller missed 212 of 5,307 roll call votes, which is 4.0%. This is on par with the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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