Rep. Gregory Steube
Representative for Florida’s 17th District
pronounced GREH-guh-ree // STOO-bee
Our work to hold Congress accountable only matters if elections are decided by counting votes. President Trump, his senior government advisors, and Republican legislators collaborated to have the 2020 presidential election decided by themselves rather than by voters. Their attempts to suppress entire state-certified vote counts without adjudication in the courts and using a disinformation campaign of lies and conspiracy theories was a months-long, multifarious attempted coup.
Steube was among the Republican legislators who participated in the attempted coup. Shortly after the election, Steube joined a case before the Supreme Court calling for all the votes for president in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — states that were narrowly won by Democrats — to be discarded, in order to change the outcome of the election, based on lies and a preposterous legal argument which the Supreme Court rejected. (Following the rejection of several related cases before the Supreme Court, another legislator who joined the case called for violence.) On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the violent insurrection at the Capitol, Steube voted to skip Arizona and/or Pennsylvania in the counting of presidential electors, states which returned certified results for Trump’s opponent. These legislators have generally changed their story after their vote, claiming it was merely a protest and not intended to change the outcome of the election as they clearly sought prior to the vote. The January 6, 2021 violent insurrection at the Capitol, led on the front lines by militant white supremacy groups, attempted to prevent President-elect Joe Biden from taking office by disrupting Congress’s count of electors. President Trump was indicted in 2023 for soliciting the Vice President to subvert Congress’s certification of the election and his role in the fraudulent slates of electors and the insurrection at the Capitol.
Steube proposed $38 million in earmarks for fiscal year 2024, including:
- $10 million to Sarasota County for “Multi-Modal Roadway Improvements to Fruitville Road in Sarasota, FL, FL-17 in”
- $5 million to City of North Port for “North Port Police Department Headquarters Construction”
- $5 million to Lee County Board of County Commissioners for “Lee County E911 Radio Towers”
These are earmark requests which may or may not survive the legislative process to becoming law. Most representatives from both parties requested earmarks for fiscal year 2024. Across representatives who requested earmarks, the median total amount requested for this fiscal year was $39 million.
Earmarks are federal expenditures, tax benefits, or tariff benefits requested by a legislator for a specific entity. Rather than being distributed through a formula or competitive process administered by the executive branch, earmarks may direct spending where it is most needed for the legislator's district. All earmark requests in the House of Representatives are published online for the public to review. We don’t have earmark requests for senators. The fiscal year begins on October 1 of the prior calendar year. Source: Appropriations.house.gov. Background: Earmark Disclosure Rules in the House
Read our 2022 Report Card for Steube.
Steube 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 Steube has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Sep 22, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
Gregory Steube sits on the following committees:
Steube sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (25%) International Affairs (20%) Immigration (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Taxation (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Health (7%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Steube recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 5607: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow both spouses to …
- H.R. 5608: Affordable Care and Comprehensive Economic Support through Savings Act
- H.R. 5579: Preserve Military Recognition Act of 2023
- H.Res. 652: Impeaching Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., President of the United States, for high crimes …
- H.R. 5200: Helping Understand Narcotics Traces at the Executive Residence Act of 2023
- H.R. 5178: Substance and Possession Abuse Restrictions for Entrance Act of 2023
- H.R. 5129: Passport Notification Act of 2023
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2019 to Sep 2023, Steube missed 182 of 2,368 roll call votes, which is 7.7%. This is much worse than the median of 1.7% 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, major life events, and running for higher office.
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