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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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 16 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Ros-Lehtinen sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (76%) 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
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 ...
Yea H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
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.
Aye H.R. 3355 (110th): Homeowners’ Defense Act of 2007
Nov 8, 2007. Passed 258/155.

Missed Votes

From May 1989 to Feb 2017, Ros-Lehtinen missed 839 of 17,686 roll call votes, which is 4.7%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% 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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