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Rep. Michael Waltz

Representative for Florida’s 6th District

pronounced MĪ-kul // wawlts


Waltz is the representative for Florida’s 6th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2019. Waltz is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Waltz is among the Republican legislators who participated in the months-long, multifarious attempted coup following the 2020 presidential election. Shortly after the election, Waltz joined a case before the Supreme Court calling for all the votes for president in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — states that were narrowly won by Democrats — to be discarded, in order to change the outcome of the election, based on lies and a preposterous legal argument which the Supreme Court rejected. (Following the rejection of several related cases before the Supreme Court, another legislator who joined the case called for violence.) The January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol disrupted Congress’s count of electors that determined the outcome of the presidential election with the goal to prevent President Joe Biden from taking office.
Photo of Rep. Michael Waltz [R-FL6]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Waltz 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 Waltz has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to May 18, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Michael Waltz sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Waltz was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Waltz sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (26%) Government Operations and Politics (19%) International Affairs (16%) Energy (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (10%) Health (6%) Immigration (6%) Environmental Protection (6%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Waltz recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Waltz voted Yea

Waltz voted Yea

Passed 361/69 on Mar 9, 2022.

Waltz voted Nay

Passed 364/60 on Dec 8, 2021.

Waltz voted Yea

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due …

Waltz voted Nay

Waltz voted Yea

Waltz voted Nay

Passed 362/31 on Jan 13, 2020.

Waltz voted Yea

Passed 262/151 on Dec 10, 2019.

Waltz voted Yea

Passed 249/173 on Oct 22, 2019.

Waltz voted Yea

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to May 2022, Waltz missed 70 of 1,635 roll call votes, which is 4.3%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% 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 and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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