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Rep. Steve Southerland

Former Representative for Florida’s 2nd District

Southerland was the representative for Florida’s 2nd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2011 to 2014.

Photo of Rep. Steve Southerland [R-FL2, 2011-2014]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Southerland.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Southerland is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2014 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Southerland sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 11, 2014. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Southerland sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (58%) Social Welfare (25%) Environmental Protection (17%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Southerland recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Southerland voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December …

Southerland voted Aye

Southerland voted Nay

Southerland voted Nay

Passed 370/28 on Mar 4, 2013.

The Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013 (Pub.L. 113–5, H.R. 307, enacted March 13, 2013) is a law enacted by the 113th United …

Southerland voted Aye

Southerland voted No

Passed 237/187 on Feb 16, 2012.

Southerland voted No

Passed 269/161 on Aug 1, 2011.

The Budget Control Act of 2011 (Pub.L. 112–25, S. 365, 125 Stat. 240, enacted August 2, 2011) is a federal statute enacted by the 112th …

Southerland voted No

Passed 218/210 on Jul 29, 2011.

Southerland voted No

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack …

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Dec 2014, Southerland missed 19 of 2,810 roll call votes, which is 0.7%. This is better than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2014. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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