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Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s 2016 Report Card

Representative from Florida's 27th District
Republican
Served Jan 3, 2013 – Jan 3, 2019


These statistics cover Ros-Lehtinen’s record during the 114th Congress (Jan 6, 2015-Jan 3, 2017) and compare her to other representatives also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Aug 24, 2017. The statistics were updated on Jan 20, 2017 and Aug 24, 2017 to improve how we counted enacted laws. Originally published on Jan 7, 2017.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make this legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of Ros-Lehtinen’s legislative career and make your own judgements based on what activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

 

Got their bills out of committee the 2nd most often compared to Florida Delegation

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Ros-Lehtinen introduced 5 bills in the 114th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.Res. 293: Expressing concern over anti-Israel and ...; H.Res. 343: Expressing concern regarding persistent and ...; H.Res. 729: Expressing support for the expeditious ...; H.R. 907: United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Act ...; H.Con.Res. 129: Expressing support for the goal ...

Compare to all Florida Delegation (93rd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (87th percentile); House Republicans (81st percentile); All Representatives (89th percentile).


 

Got bicameral support on the 2nd most bills compared to Florida Delegation (tied with 1 other)

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 6 of Ros-Lehtinen’s bills and resolutions had a companion bill in the Senate. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Those bills were: H.Res. 220: Condemning the Government of Iran’s ...; H.Res. 697: Expressing the sense of the ...; H.Res. 827: Condemning the terrorist attack on ...; H.R. 803: Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act; H.R. 4522: PLO Accountability Act; H.R. 6279: Holocaust Insurance Accountability Act of ...

Compare to all Florida Delegation (89th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (84th percentile); House Republicans (85th percentile); All Representatives (85th percentile).

Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 3rd most often compared to House Republicans

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. Of the 264 bills that Ros-Lehtinen cosponsored, 38% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Republican. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Florida Delegation (93rd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (84th percentile); House Republicans (99th percentile); All Representatives (89th percentile).

Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.


 

Ranked 5th most politically left compared to House Republicans

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 114th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Ros-Lehtinen’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Florida Delegation (37th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (56th percentile); House Republicans (2nd percentile); All Representatives (44th percentile).


 

Was 5th most present in votes compared to Florida Delegation (tied with 2 others)

Ros-Lehtinen missed 1.4% of votes (19 of 1,325 votes) in the 114th Congress. View Ros-Lehtinen’s Profile »

Compare to all Florida Delegation (15th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (23rd percentile); All Representatives (33rd percentile).

The Speaker of the House, per current House rules, is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings” and is never recorded as missing a vote, and may not be included in the comparison with other representatives if not voting. The delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are not eligible to vote in most roll call votes and so may not appear here if not elligible for any vote during the time period of these statistics.


 

Ranked the 8th top leader compared to All Representatives

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 114th Congress is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Ros-Lehtinen’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Florida Delegation (96th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (97th percentile); House Republicans (97th percentile); All Representatives (98th percentile).


 

Got the 12th most cosponsors on their bills compared to All Representatives

Ros-Lehtinen’s bills and resolutions had 1,029 cosponsors in the 114th Congress. Securing cosponsors is an important part of getting support for a bill, although having more cosponsors does not always mean a bill will get a vote. View Bills »

Compare to all Florida Delegation (96th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (97th percentile); House Republicans (97th percentile); All Representatives (97th percentile).


 

Got influential cosponsors the 17th most often compared to All Representatives (tied with 2 others)

12 of Ros-Lehtinen’s bills and resolutions in the 114th Congress had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

Those bills were: H.Res. 220: Condemning the Government of Iran’s ...; H.Res. 293: Expressing concern over anti-Israel and ...; H.Res. 343: Expressing concern regarding persistent and ...; H.Res. 697: Expressing the sense of the ...; H.Res. 729: Expressing support for the expeditious ...; H.Res. 827: Condemning the terrorist attack on ...; H.R. 204: North Korea Sanctions and Diplomatic ...; H.R. 803: Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act; H.R. 907: United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Act ...; H.R. 5708: Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act (NICA) ...; H.R. 6209: To reauthorize the North Korean ...; H.Con.Res. 129: Expressing support for the goal ...

Compare to all Florida Delegation (96th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (93rd percentile); House Republicans (95th percentile); All Representatives (96th percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 21st most bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 7 others)

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 16 of Ros-Lehtinen’s 25 bills and resolutions had both a Democratic cosponsor and a Republican cosponsor in the 114th Congress.

Compare to all Florida Delegation (89th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (91st percentile); House Republicans (90th percentile); All Representatives (94th percentile).


 

Introduced the 44th most bills compared to House Republicans (tied with 5 others)

Ros-Lehtinen introduced 25 bills and resolutions in the 114th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all Florida Delegation (74th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (74th percentile); House Republicans (80th percentile); All Representatives (79th percentile).


 

Laws Enacted

Ros-Lehtinen introduced 1 bill that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in the 114th Congress. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law. View Enacted Bills »

Those bills were: H.R. 907: United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Act ...

Compare to all Florida Delegation (56th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (48th percentile); House Republicans (45th percentile); All Representatives (49th percentile).

The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively. We also exclude bills where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill.


 

Committee Positions

Ros-Lehtinen held a leadership position on 0 committees and 1 subcommittee, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. View Ros-Lehtinen’s Profile »

Compare to all Florida Delegation (44th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (21st percentile); House Republicans (38th percentile); All Representatives (39th percentile).


 

Bills Cosponsored

Ros-Lehtinen cosponsored 264 bills and resolutions introduced by other Members of Congress. Cosponsorship shows a willingness to work with others to advance policy goals. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Florida Delegation (37th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (45th percentile); House Republicans (66th percentile); All Representatives (46th percentile).


 

Government Transparency

GovTrack looked at whether Ros-Lehtinen supported any of 40 government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness bills in the House that we identified in this session. We gave Ros-Lehtinen 0 points, based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

Compare to all Florida Delegation (0th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (0th percentile); House Republicans (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).


Additional Notes

Leadership/Ideology: The leadership and ideology scores are not displayed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, or, for ideology, for Members of Congress that have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable leadership and ideology statistics.

Missing Bills: We exclude bills from some statistics where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill because the bill’s text was replaced in whole with unrelated provisions (i.e. it became a vehicle for passage of unrelated provisions).

Ranking Members (RkMembs): The chair of a committee is always selected from the political party that holds the most seats in the chamber, called the “majority party”. The “ranking member” (sometimes “RkMembs”) is the title given to the senior-most member of the committee not in the majority party.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores are Members of Congress whose first term (in the same chamber at the end of the 114th Congress) was the 114th Congress (freshmen) or 113th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.