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Rep. John Rutherford

Representative for Florida’s 4th District

Rutherford, a Republican, is the representative for Florida's 4th congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 3, 2017. Rutherford is next up for reelection in 2018.

Photo of Rep. John Rutherford [R-FL4]


Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Americans for Prosperity: 100% FreedomWorks: 63% League of Conservation Voters: 7% NIAC Action: F Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Committee Membership

John Rutherford sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Rutherford sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (43%) Government Operations and Politics (29%) Emergency Management (29%)

Recent Bills

Some of Rutherford’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Rutherford’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...
Yea H.R. 1695: Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017
Apr 26, 2017. Passed 378/48.
This bill would change the appointment process for the head of the U.S. Copyright Office, known as the Register of Copyrights. Currently the Register of Copyrights is hired by the Librarian of Congress (who is the head of the Library of Congress). This bill would ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Nov 2017, Rutherford missed 61 of 637 roll call votes, which is 9.6%. This is much worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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