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Rep. Byron Donalds

Representative for Florida’s 19th District

pronounced BĪ-ron // DAH-nulds

Donalds is the representative for Florida’s 19th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2021. Donalds is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Donalds is among the Republican legislators who participated in the months-long, multifarious attempted coup following the 2020 presidential election. On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the insurrection at the Capitol, Donalds voted to reject the state-certified election results of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania (states narrowly won by Democrats), which could have changed the outcome of the election. These legislators pumped the lies and preposterous legal arguments about the election that motivated the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol. The January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol disrupted Congress’s count of electors that determined the outcome of the presidential election with the goal to prevent President Joe Biden from taking office.
Photo of Rep. Byron Donalds [R-FL19]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Donalds is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Donalds has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to May 24, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Byron Donalds sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Donalds sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Commerce (33%) Emergency Management (22%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (22%) Government Operations and Politics (22%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Donalds recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Donalds voted Yea

Donalds voted Nay

Passed 409/17 on Mar 30, 2022.

Donalds voted Not Voting

Passed 361/69 on Mar 9, 2022.

Donalds voted Nay

Passed 364/60 on Dec 8, 2021.

Donalds voted Nay

Passed 379/51 on Oct 19, 2021.

Donalds voted Nay

Passed 414/10 on Sep 28, 2021.

Donalds voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Jan 2021 to May 2022, Donalds missed 21 of 681 roll call votes, which is 3.1%. This is worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. 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

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