She was previously the representative for Florida’s 18th congressional district as a Republican from 1989 to 2012.
Read our 2017 Report Card for Ros-Lehtinen.
Ros-Lehtinen 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 liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Ros-Lehtinen has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Foreign Affairs
- House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
Ros-Lehtinen was the primary sponsor of 17 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 907 (114th): United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Act of 2015
- H.R. 5030 (113th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 13500 SW 250 Street in Princeton, Florida, as the “Corporal Christian A. Guzman Rivera Post ...
- H.R. 4240 (112th): Ambassador James R. Lilley and Congressman Stephen J. Solarz North Korea Human Rights Reauthorization Act of 2012
- H.R. 1905 (112th): Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012
- H.R. 2913 (111th): To designate the United States courthouse located at 301 Simonton Street in Key West, Florida, as the “Sidney M. Aronovitz United States Courthouse”.
- H.R. 838 (111th): Miami Dade College Land Conveyance Act
- H.R. 2014 (111th): To award a Congressional Gold Medal to the Women Airforce Service Pilots (”WASP”).
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 at least about half 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).
Ros-Lehtinen sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Ros-Lehtinen’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5357: Nuclear Cooperation Reform Act of 2018
- H.R. 5195: National Security Diversity and Inclusion Workforce Act of 2018
- H.R. 5141: United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018
- H.Con.Res. 103: Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall for a ceremony as part of the ...
- H.R. 4884: Defending Elections from Threats by Establishing Redlines Act of 2018
- H.R. 4603: Houthis and Iran Sanctions Accountability Act of 2017
- H.Con.Res. 89: Expressing the sense of Congress with respect to United States policy toward Tibet ...
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H.R. 2: Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018
May 18, 2018. Failed 198/213.
S. 140: A bill to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund.
Jan 10, 2018. Passed 239/173.
The Rules Committee Print includes the text of S. 140, to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund, S. 249, a bill to provide that the pueblo of Santa ...
H.R. 1370: Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act of 2017
Dec 21, 2017. Passed 231/188.
This bill was the vehicle for passage of legislation to avert a government shutdown. The final legislation included * the Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018, which funds the government through January 19, 2018 * funding for a missile defense system * funding the Children’s ...
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. ...
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 ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
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 ...
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.
H.R. 2918 (111th): Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2010
Jun 19, 2009. Passed 232/178.
H.R. 1575 (111th): End Government Reimbursement of Excessive Executive Disbursements (End GREED) Act
Apr 1, 2009. Failed 223/196.
From May 1989 to May 2018, Ros-Lehtinen missed 965 of 18,503 roll call votes, which is 5.2%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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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
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- 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
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills