Southerland was the representative for Florida’s 2nd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2011 to 2014.
Read our 2014 Report Card for Southerland.
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 liberal–conservative 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. See full analysis methodology.
Southerland sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Southerland’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5201 (113th): Right to Haul Act of 2014
- H.R. 5078 (113th): Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014
- H.R. 4988 (113th): Marine Access and State Transparency
- H.R. 4955 (113th): To amend the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to extend ...
- H.R. 4222 (113th): To correct the boundaries of John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System ...
- H.R. 3055 (113th): Providing Relief to Individuals Desiring Employment (PRIDE) Act of 2013
- H.R. 2057 (113th): To remove from the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System the ...
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H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
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 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
S. 1603 (113th): Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act
Sep 16, 2014. Passed 359/64.
S. 365 (112th): Budget Control Act of 2011
Aug 1, 2011. Passed 269/161.
The Budget Control Act of 2011 (Pub.L. 112–25, S. 365, 125 Stat. 240, enacted August 2, 2011) is a federal statute in the United States that was signed into law by President Barack Obama on August 2, 2011. The Act brought conclusion to the United ...
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
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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.
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