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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]


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. 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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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%) Energy (25%) Health (25%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Young’s Vote Vote Description
No H.R. 1947 (113th): Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
Jun 20, 2013. Failed 195/234.
Nay H.R. 6190 (112th): Asthma Inhalers Relief Act of 2012
Dec 12, 2012. Failed 229/182.
Aye H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
Nay H.R. 2362 (112th): Indian Tribal Trade and Investment Demonstration Project Act of 2011
Jul 23, 2012. Failed 222/160.
No H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
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 Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
Not Voting S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Aye H.R. 2920 (111th): Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2009
Jul 22, 2009. Passed 265/166.
Yea H.R. 2918 (111th): Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2010
Jun 19, 2009. Passed 232/178.
Nay H.R. 6532 (110th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to restore the Highway Trust Fund balance.
Jul 23, 2008. Passed 387/37.
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 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.

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Primary Sources

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