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Rep. Robert Sikes

Former Representative for Florida’s 1st District

Sikes, a Democrat, was the representative for Florida's 1st congressional district from 1963 to 1978.

He was previously the representative for Florida's 3rd congressional district (1941-1962).

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Sikes is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1978 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 Sikes sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Sikes 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

Sikes sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (27%) Armed Forces and National Security (19%) Agriculture and Food (12%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Private Legislation (8%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%) Health (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1941 to Oct 1978, Sikes missed 912 of 8,145 roll call votes, which is 11.2%. This is on par with the median of 8.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 1978. 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: