Ros-Lehtinen was the representative for Florida’s 27th congressional district and was a Republican. She served from 2013 to 2018.
She was previously the representative for Florida’s 18th congressional district as a Republican from 1989 to 2012.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
Former Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is under federal investigation by the Justice Department for allegedly spending campaign money on personal trips while in her final Congressional term.
|Sep. 25, 2020||Former Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is under federal investigation by the Justice Department for allegedly spending campaign money on personal trips.|
Read our 2018 Report Card for Ros-Lehtinen.
Ros-Lehtinen is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2018 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 Ros-Lehtinen sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2013 to Dec 21, 2018. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Ros-Lehtinen was the primary sponsor of 20 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 1918 (115th): Nicaragua Human Rights and Anticorruption Act of 2018
- H.R. 2061 (115th): North Korean Human Rights Reauthorization Act of 2017
- H.R. 2976 (115th): Deferment for Active Cancer Treatment Act of 2017
- 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
Does 20 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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 sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Ros-Lehtinen’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6683 (115th): Nicaragua Human Rights and Anticorruption Act of 2018
- H.Res. 981 (115th): Condemning the violence, persecution, intimidation, and murders committed by the Government of ...
- H.R. 5357 (115th): Nuclear Cooperation Reform Act of 2018
- H.R. 5195 (115th): National Security Diversity and Inclusion Workforce Act of 2018
- H.R. 5141 (115th): United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018
- H.Con.Res. 103 (115th): Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall for a ceremony as part of ...
- H.R. 4884 (115th): Defending Elections from Threats by Establishing Redlines Act of 2018
From May 1989 to Dec 2018, Ros-Lehtinen missed 993 of 18,797 roll call votes, which is 5.3%. This is much worse than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2018. 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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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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills