DeSantis was the representative for Florida’s 6th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2013 to 2018.
Read our 2017 Report Card for DeSantis.
DeSantis 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 DeSantis has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
DeSantis sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of DeSantis’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6095: Export Administration Anti-Discrimination Act
- H.R. 4718: Recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of Israel Act
- H.R. 4494: Congressional Accountability and Hush Fund Elimination Act
- H.R. 4274: Higher Education Reform and Opportunity Act of 2017
- H.R. 3737: Social Media Use in Clearance Investigations Act of 2017
- H.R. 3425: State Sanctions Against Iranian Terrorism Act
- H.R. 3200: Taxpayer-Funded Pension Disclosure Act
|DeSantis’s Vote||Vote Description|
S. 1252: Global Food Security Act of 2016
Jul 6, 2016. Passed 369/53.
The Global Food Security Act of 2016 (Pub.L. 114–195), is a law introduced on March 24, 2015 in the 114th Congress by Representative Christopher Henry "Chris" Smith (New Jersey-R) and on May 7, 2015 by Senator Robert Patrick "Bob" Casey Jr. (Pennsylvania-D), and signed by ...
H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
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. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
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 the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed 203/224.
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
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 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.R. 4681 (113th): Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015
Dec 10, 2014. Passed 325/100.
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
S. 1603 (113th): Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act
Sep 16, 2014. Passed 359/64.
H.R. 5021 (113th): Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014
Jul 15, 2014. Passed 367/55.
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 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 2018. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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