Rep. William “Bill” Gunter
Former Representative for Florida’s 5th District
Gunter was the representative for Florida’s 5th congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1973 to 1974.
Gunter is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1974 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 Gunter sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. See full analysis methodology.
Gunter sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (16%) Environmental Protection (15%) Agriculture and Food (13%) Energy (11%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%) Housing and Community Development (7%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Gunter recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 17659 (93rd): Foreign Investment Regulatory Commission Act
- H.R. 16933 (93rd): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to provide …
- H.R. 16932 (93rd): Foreign Investment Regulatory Commission Act
- H.R. 16713 (93rd): A bill making a supplemental appropriation for the Department of Health, Education, …
- H.R. 16690 (93rd): A bill making a supplemental appropriation for the Department of Health, Education, …
- H.R. 16440 (93rd): A bill making a supplemental appropriation for the Department of Health, Education, …
- H.R. 16331 (93rd): A bill making a supplemental appropriation for the Department of Health, Education, …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1973 to Dec 1974, Gunter missed 230 of 1,078 roll call votes, which is 21.3%. This is much worse than the median of 9.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1974. 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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills