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Rep. John Rutherford

Representative for Florida’s 4th District

pronounced jon // RU-ther-ferd

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.

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Read our 2017 Report Card for Rutherford.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Americans for Prosperity: 100% FreedomWorks: 63% 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:

Emergency Management (38%) Armed Forces and National Security (38%) Government Operations and Politics (25%)

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. 4667: Making further supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, for disaster assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and calendar year 2017 wildfires, ...
Dec 21, 2017. Passed 251/169.
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 ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Jan 2018, Rutherford missed 62 of 753 roll call votes, which is 8.2%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% 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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