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 was a member of the House of Representatives in 2018 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 sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2013 to Dec 21, 2018. 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 (115th): 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 (115th): Higher Education Reform and Opportunity Act of 2017
- H.R. 3737 (115th): Social Media Use in Clearance Investigations Act of 2017
- H.R. 3425: State Sanctions Against Iranian Terrorism Act
- H.R. 3200 (115th): Taxpayer-Funded Pension Disclosure Act
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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