Read our 2016 Report Card for Ros-Lehtinen.
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)
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 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).
Ros-Lehtinen sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Ros-Lehtinen’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 2976: Deferment for Active Cancer Treatment Act of 2017
- H.R. 2911: National Museum of the American Latino Act
- H.R. 2646: United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Extension Act
- H.Res. 351: Condemning the violence and persecution in Chechnya.
- H.Res. 317: Calling for the unconditional release of United States citizens and legal permanent resident ...
- H.R. 2390: PLO Accountability Act of 2017
- H.R. 2232: Promoting Equality and Accountability at the United Nations Act of 2017
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H.R. 1215: Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017
Jun 28, 2017. Passed 218/210.
Health care costs are skyrocketing. Total health care spending went from 7.2 percent of GDP in 1970 to 17.8 percent in 2015. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services projects that it will rise further to 19.9 percent by 2025. Among the causes of this ...
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 ...
H.R. 4775: Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016
Jun 8, 2016. Passed 234/177.
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 Jul 2017, Ros-Lehtinen missed 848 of 17,993 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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election 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