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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 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021 unless re-elected.

Photo of Rep. Michael Waltz [R-FL6]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2019 Report Card for Waltz.

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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to Aug 7, 2020. 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 (71%) Government Operations and Politics (29%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Waltz voted Nay

Passed 363/40 on Mar 14, 2020.

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Waltz voted Nay

Passed 362/31 on Jan 13, 2020.

Waltz voted Yea

Waltz voted No

Passed 260/165 on Dec 11, 2019.

Waltz voted Yea

Passed 249/173 on Oct 22, 2019.

Waltz voted Yea

Waltz voted Yea

Waltz voted Yea

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Jul 2020, Waltz missed 42 of 879 roll call votes, which is 4.8%. This is much worse than the median of 2.2% 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

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