Allen Boyd

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Allen Boyd
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U.S. House, Florida, District 2
Retired
In office
January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2011
PartyDemocratic
Military service
Service/branchArmy
Personal
BirthdayJune 6, 1945
Place of birthValdosta, Georgia
ProfessionFarmer
ReligionMethodist
Allen Boyd was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives. He represented the 2nd District of Florida from 1997 to 2011. In 2010, he was defeated by Republican candidate Steve Southerland and thereafter joined a lobbying firm, the 21st Century Group.[1][2]

Voting Record

Frequency of Voting with Democratic Leadership

According to a July 2010 analysis of 1,357 votes cast from January 1, 2009 to June 16, 2010, Boyd has voted with the House Democratic leadership 95.5% of the time.[3] That same analysis reported that he also voted with party leadership 97% of the time in 2010.

Washington Post Analysis

A separate analysis from The Washington Post from July 23, 2010, concluded that he votes 95.8% of the time with a majority of Democrats in the House of Representatives.[4]

Specific Votes

Rep. Boyd voted for TARP.[5] According to a Gallup poll from September 13, 2010, 61 percent of Americans disapproved of TARP, while 37 percent approved.[6]

Boyd also supported the "Cap and Trade" bill.[7] Just after the bill’s passage, 42 percent of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19 percent believed that it would help. Another 15 percent said that the bill would have no impact.[8]

Finally, Boyd voted in favor of the health care reform bill.[9] Fifty-seven percent of likely voters at least somewhat favored repeal of the health care reform bill, including 46 percent who strongly favored repeal. Thirty-five percent of likely voters opposed repeal. Fifty-one percent of likely voters believed the health care reform bill would be bad for the country, while 36 percent believed it would be beneficial.[10]

External links

Allen Boyd's Profile at OpenSecrets.org

Allen Boyd's Bio at Congress.gov

References