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Rep. Robert Wexler

Former Representative for Florida’s 19th District

Wexler was the representative for Florida’s 19th congressional district as a Democrat. He served from 1997 to 2010.

Photo of Rep. Robert Wexler [D-FL19, 1997-2010]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Wexler 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 Wexler sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 21, 2010. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Wexler was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was 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

Wexler sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (19%) International Affairs (19%) Law (14%) Health (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Labor and Employment (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Wexler’s Vote Vote Description
No H.R. 4213 (111th): Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2010
Dec 9, 2009. Passed 241/181.
No H.R. 6275 (110th): Alternative Minimum Tax Relief Act of 2008
Jun 25, 2008. Passed 233/189.
Nay H.R. 5140 (110th): Economic Stimulus Act of 2008
Jan 29, 2008. Passed 385/35.
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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 1997 to Dec 2009, Wexler missed 712 of 8,699 roll call votes, which is 8.2%. This is much worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2009. 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: