Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Representative from Florida’s 27th District, Republican

Ros-Lehtinen, a Republican, is the representative for Florida's 27th congressional district and has served since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2018) (map).

She was previously the representative for Florida's 18th congressional district (1989-2012).

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Ros-Lehtinen.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Ros-Lehtinen has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Ros-Lehtinen is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Ros-Lehtinen was the primary sponsor of 17 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 about one third or more 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

Ros-Lehtinen sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (75%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Ros-Lehtinen’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Ros-Lehtinen’s Vote Vote Description
No H.R. 985: Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2017
Mar 9, 2017. Passed 220/201.
H.R. 985 prohibits a federal court from certifying any proposed class seeking monetary relief for personal injury or economic loss unless the party seeking the class action shows that each proposed class member suffered the same type and scope of injury as the named class ...
Nay H.J.Res. 36: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Bureau of Land Management relating to “Waste ...
Feb 3, 2017. Passed 221/191.
H.J. Res. 36 nullifies a rule that was issued by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that requires operators to take various actions to reduce waste of gas lost during oil and gas production activities through venting or flaring of the gas, and through equipment ...
Nay H.R. 4775: Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016
Jun 8, 2016. Passed 234/177.
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Aye 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 ...
Yea H.Res. 989 (111th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should adopt national policies and ...
Jun 9, 2010. Failed 241/170.
Yea H.R. 2918 (111th): Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2010
Jun 19, 2009. Passed 232/178.
Yea H.R. 1575 (111th): End Government Reimbursement of Excessive Executive Disbursements (End GREED) Act
Apr 1, 2009. Failed 223/196.

Missed Votes

From May 1989 to May 2017, Ros-Lehtinen missed 847 of 17,872 roll call votes, which is 4.7%. This is much worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 5 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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