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 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.
Michael Waltz sits on the following committees:
Waltz was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
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).
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:
- H.R. 6433: IOC Act
- H.R. 5852: Extending Limits of U.S. Customs Waters Act
- H.R. 5653: Clean Water Allotment Modernization Act of 2021
- H.Res. 645: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Secretary of State …
- H.R. 5266: To establish a research security training requirement for Federal research grant personnel, and …
- H.R. 5265: To prohibit malign foreign talent recruitment programs, and for other purposes.
- H.Res. 607: Condemns President Biden’s failure to heed the advice of military and intelligence advisors …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
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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