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Rep. Ron DeSantis

Former Representative for Florida’s 6th District

pronounced ron // duh-SAN-tuss

DeSantis was the representative for Florida’s 6th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2013 to 2018.

Photo of Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6, 2013-2018]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for DeSantis.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

DeSantis is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2018 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 DeSantis sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2013 to Dec 21, 2018. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

DeSantis sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (30%) International Affairs (22%) Education (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Health (7%) Social Welfare (7%) Law (7%)

Recently Introduced Bills

DeSantis recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

DeSantis voted Nay

Passed 211/198 on Sep 14, 2017.

The House Appropriations Committee passed each of the 12 Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations bills out of subcommittee and full committee. In May of 2017, the …

DeSantis voted Nay

Passed 233/175 on Jun 10, 2016.

The Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act (H.R. 5325) is an appropriations …

DeSantis voted No

DeSantis voted Aye

Passed 218/208 on Jun 18, 2015.

This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. …

DeSantis voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of …

DeSantis voted Nay

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December …

DeSantis voted No

DeSantis voted Nay

DeSantis voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Sep 2018, DeSantis missed 152 of 3,632 roll call votes, which is 4.2%. This is worse than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 2018. 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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