Rep. Sam Gibbons

Former Representative from Florida’s 11th District, Democrat

Gibbons, a Democrat, was the representative for Florida's 11th congressional district from 1993 to 1996.

He was previously the representative for Florida's 7th congressional district (1973-1992); the representative for Florida's 6th congressional district (1967-1972); and the representative for Florida's 10th congressional district (1963-1966).



Our unique analysis of the bills Gibbons sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Gibbons is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Gibbons was the primary sponsor of 10 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Gibbons sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (21%) Taxation (18%) Law (15%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Commerce (8%) Labor and Employment (8%) Economics and Public Finance (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1963 to Sep 1996, Gibbons missed 1,636 of 15,207 roll call votes, which is 10.8%. This is much worse than the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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