Rep. Matt Gaetz

Representative from Florida’s 1st District, Republican

Gaetz, a Republican, is the representative for Florida's 1st congressional district and has served since Jan 3, 2017 (next election in 2018) (map).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Gaetz has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Gaetz is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Matt Gaetz sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Gaetz’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 654: Pacific Northwest Earthquake Preparedness Act of 2017
Mar 27, 2017. Passed 395/11.
H.R. 654 directs the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to carry out a plan for the purchase and installation of an earthquake early warning system for the Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ). Specifically, FEMA is required to develop a plan and identify the ...
Nay H.R. 1238: Securing our Agriculture and Food Act
Mar 22, 2017. Passed 406/6.
H.R. 1238 amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize a program to coordinate the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts related to food, agriculture, and veterinary defense from acts of terrorism and other high-consequence events that pose a risk to homeland security.
Yea H.R. 1301: Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017
Mar 8, 2017. Passed 371/48.
H.R. 1301 reflects the final, bicameral agreement on fiscal year 2017 Department of Defense spending. If enacted, H.R. 1301 would result in discretionary budget authority of $577.9 billion. The agreement includes savings of $1.155 billion from lower-than-expected fuel costs, $157 million due to favorable economic ...
No H.R. 998: SCRUB Act
Mar 1, 2017. Passed 240/185.
Yea H.R. 863: To facilitate the addition of park administration at the Coltsville National Historical Park, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2017. Passed 369/42.
Aye S. 84: A bill to provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty ...
Jan 13, 2017. Passed 268/151.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis, appointed on President Trump's first day in office, was a four-star Marine general. Mattis’s recent service upends the traditional separation where the Defense Secretary — the official in charge of the Pentagon and most of the American military — is ...
Yea H.R. 39: TALENT Act of 2017
Jan 11, 2017. Passed 386/17.
The last bill President Obama signed was H.R. 39, the Tested Ability to Leverage Exceptional National Talent Act, or the TALENT Act. It is now Public Law 115–1. ##### What the law does President Obama launched the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program in 2012, to recruit ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Mar 2017, Gaetz missed 2 of 196 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. This is better than the median of 2.1% 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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