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Rep. W. Bill Young

Former Representative for Florida’s 13th District

Young was the representative for Florida’s 13th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2013 to 2013.

He was previously the representative for Florida’s 10th congressional district as a Republican from 1993 to 2012; the representative for Florida’s 8th congressional district as a Republican from 1983 to 1992; the representative for Florida’s 6th congressional district as a Republican from 1973 to 1982; and the representative for Florida’s 8th congressional district as a Republican from 1971 to 1972.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

In 2009 Young was investigated for soliciting campaign contributions in exchange for legislative outcomes. The House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct dismissed the charges. On October 18, 2013, Representative Young died.

Dec. 2, 2009 House Office of Congressional Ethics recommended the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct dismiss the above allegations.
Feb. 26, 2010 House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct dismissed the charges
Oct. 10, 2013 Representative Young died.
Photo of Rep. W. Bill Young [R-FL13, 2013-2013]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Young 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 Young sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 11, 2014. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Young was the primary sponsor of 78 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 78 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

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

Young sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (50%) Health (25%) Energy (25%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Young voted Nay

Young voted Aye

Young voted No

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

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Missed Votes

From Jan 1971 to Oct 2013, Young missed 2,112 of 25,178 roll call votes, which is 8.4%. This is much worse than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Oct 2013. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: