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Rep. Maria Salazar

Representative for Florida’s 27th District

pronounced muh-REE-uh // SAL-uh-zahr

Salazar is the representative for Florida’s 27th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. She has served since Jan 3, 2021. Salazar is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. She is 61 years old.

Photo of Rep. Maria Salazar [R-FL27]


Salazar proposed $39 million in earmarks for fiscal year 2024, including:

  • $6 million to Miami Dade College for “Miami Dade College Historic Dyer Federal Courthouse Renovation”
  • $5 million to City of South Miami for “City of South Miami Septic to Sanitary Sewer”
  • $5 million to City of Miami for “City of Miami Golden Pines Neighborhood Roadway and Drainage Improvements Project”

These are earmark requests which may or may not survive the legislative process to becoming law. Most representatives from both parties requested earmarks for fiscal year 2024. Across representatives who requested earmarks, the median total amount requested for this fiscal year was $39 million.

Earmarks are federal expenditures, tax benefits, or tariff benefits requested by a legislator for a specific entity. Rather than being distributed through a formula or competitive process administered by the executive branch, earmarks may direct spending where it is most needed for the legislator's district. All earmark requests in the House of Representatives are published online for the public to review. We don’t have earmark requests for senators. The fiscal year begins on October 1 of the prior calendar year. Source: Background: Earmark Disclosure Rules in the House


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2022 Report Card for Salazar.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Salazar is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Salazar has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Sep 22, 2023. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Maria Salazar sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Salazar sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (22%) Commerce (16%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Immigration (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Health (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Salazar recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

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Passed 227/206 on Feb 9, 2022.

Salazar voted Nay

Passed 364/60 on Dec 8, 2021.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2021 to Sep 2023, Salazar missed 40 of 1,393 roll call votes, which is 2.9%. This is worse than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: