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Rep. Matt Gaetz

Representative for Florida’s 1st District

pronounced mat // gayts

Gaetz is the representative for Florida’s 1st congressional district (view map) as a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2017. Gaetz is next up for reelection in 2020.

Photo of Rep. Matt Gaetz [R-FL1]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Gaetz.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Gaetz 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 liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Gaetz has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Mar 14, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Americans for Prosperity: 100% NumbersUSA: 97% FreedomWorks: 75% NIAC Action: D Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Committee Membership

Matt Gaetz sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Gaetz sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (36%) Armed Forces and National Security (27%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (18%) Health (18%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Gaetz’s Vote Vote Description
Nay S. 1023: Tropical Forest Conservation Reauthorization Act of 2018
Dec 21, 2018. Passed 332/43.
Nay S. 2322: CURD Act
Dec 20, 2018. Failed 230/162.
Nay H.R. 2: Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018
Dec 12, 2018. Passed 369/47.
See the Congressional Research Service's 122-page summary of the bill. * * * H.R. 2 amends and extends major programs for income support, food and nutrition, land conservation, trade promotion, rural development, research, forestry, horticulture, and other miscellaneous programs administered by the Department of Agriculture ...
Yea H.R. 6157: Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019
Sep 26, 2018. Passed 361/61.
H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion for the Department of Defense base budget, which is an increase of $17.1 billion above FY18 levels, and $68.1 billion ...
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 ...
Aye H.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating ...
Feb 16, 2017. Passed 230/188.
Joe Biden never got the opportunity to break a single 50-50 Senate tie in eight years as vice president. Mike Pence has already broken two. One from last month has since become law: a measure allowing states to withhold federal Planned Parenthood funding. (The other ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Mar 2019, Gaetz missed 75 of 1,335 roll call votes, which is 5.6%. This is much worse than the median of 2.0% 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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