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Rep. Ted Yoho’s 2018 Report Card

Representative from Florida's 3rd District
Republican
Serving Jan 3, 2013 – Jan 3, 2021


These statistics cover Yoho’s record during the 115th Congress (Jan 3, 2017-Jan 3, 2019) and compare him to other representatives also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Jan 20, 2019.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make this legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of Yoho’s legislative career and make your own judgements based on what activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

 

Ranked most conservative compared to Florida Delegation

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 115th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Yoho’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Florida Delegation (96th percentile); House Republicans (87th percentile); All Representatives (93rd percentile).


 

Got their bills out of committee the 3rd most often compared to Florida Delegation (tied with 1 other)

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Yoho introduced 7 bills in the 115th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 512: WINGMAN Act; H.R. 2397: DPRK Act of 2017; H.R. 3320: To direct the Secretary of ...; H.R. 3893: To designate the facility of ...; H.R. 5105: BUILD Act of 2018; H.R. 5576: Cyber Deterrence and Response Act ...; H.R. 5754: Cambodia Democracy Act of 2018

Compare to all Florida Delegation (85th percentile); House Republicans (68th percentile); All Representatives (81st percentile).


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 5th least often compared to Florida Delegation

Of the 297 bills that Yoho cosponsored, 16% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Republican. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Florida Delegation (15th percentile); House Republicans (63rd percentile); All Representatives (37th percentile).

Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.


 

Introduced the 5th most bills compared to Florida Delegation (tied with 1 other)

Yoho introduced 25 bills and resolutions in the 115th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all Florida Delegation (77th percentile); House Republicans (73rd percentile); All Representatives (72nd percentile).


 

Was 7th most present in votes compared to Florida Delegation

Yoho missed 3.9% of votes (47 of 1,210 votes) in the 115th Congress. View Yoho’s Profile »

Compare to all Florida Delegation (23rd percentile); All Representatives (65th percentile).

The Speaker of the House is not included in this statistic because according to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings, and the delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are also not included because they were not elligible to vote in any roll call votes.


 

Ranked the 9th top leader compared to All Representatives

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 115th Congress is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Yoho’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Florida Delegation (92nd percentile); House Republicans (96th percentile); All Representatives (98th percentile).


 

Got the 11th most cosponsors on their bills compared to House Republicans

Yoho’s bills and resolutions had 821 cosponsors in the 115th Congress. Securing cosponsors is an important part of getting support for a bill, although having more cosponsors does not always mean a bill will get a vote. View Bills »

Compare to all Florida Delegation (92nd percentile); House Republicans (95th percentile); All Representatives (94th percentile).


 

Got influential cosponsors the 16th most often compared to House Republicans (tied with 4 others)

9 of Yoho’s bills and resolutions in the 115th Congress had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

Those bills were: H.Res. 223: Calling on the People’s Republic ...; H.R. 430: State Sponsors of Terrorism Review ...; H.R. 512: WINGMAN Act; H.R. 1847: PAST Act; H.R. 2397: DPRK Act of 2017; H.R. 3320: To direct the Secretary of ...; H.R. 5105: BUILD Act of 2018; H.R. 5576: Cyber Deterrence and Response Act ...; H.R. 5754: Cambodia Democracy Act of 2018

Compare to all Florida Delegation (92nd percentile); House Republicans (92nd percentile); All Representatives (91st percentile).


 

Cosponsored the 36th most bills compared to House Republicans

Yoho cosponsored 297 bills and resolutions introduced by other Members of Congress. Cosponsorship shows a willingness to work with others to advance policy goals. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Florida Delegation (46th percentile); House Republicans (85th percentile); All Representatives (54th percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 39th most bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 9 others)

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 18 of Yoho’s 25 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Yoho caucused with in the 115th Congress.

Compare to all Florida Delegation (85th percentile); House Republicans (86th percentile); All Representatives (89th percentile).


 

Laws Enacted

Yoho introduced 3 bills that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in the 115th Congress. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law. View Enacted Bills »

Those bills were: H.R. 2397: DPRK Act of 2017; H.R. 3893: To designate the facility of ...; H.R. 5105: BUILD Act of 2018

Compare to all Florida Delegation (77th percentile); House Republicans (72nd percentile); All Representatives (81st percentile).

The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively. We also exclude bills where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill.


 

Working with the Senate

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 3 of Yoho’s bills and resolutions had a companion bill in the Senate. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Those bills were: H.R. 512: WINGMAN Act; H.R. 3320: To direct the Secretary of ...; H.R. 4370: Small Scale LNG Access Act ...

Compare to all Florida Delegation (54th percentile); House Republicans (58th percentile); All Representatives (54th percentile).

Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.


 

Committee Positions

Yoho held a leadership position on 0 committees and 1 subcommittee, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. View Yoho’s Profile »

Compare to all Florida Delegation (50th percentile); House Republicans (37th percentile); All Representatives (39th percentile).


 

Government Transparency

GovTrack looked at whether Yoho supported any of 32 government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness bills in the House that we identified in this session. We gave Yoho 3 points, based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

Yoho cosponsored H.R. 24: Federal Reserve Transparency Act of ...; H.Res. 630: Requiring each Member, officer, and ...; H.R. 4494: Congressional Accountability and Hush Fund ...

Compare to all Florida Delegation (73rd percentile); House Republicans (70th percentile); All Representatives (68th percentile).


Additional Notes

The Speaker’s Votes: Missed votes are not computed for the Speaker of the House. According to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings.” In practice this means the Speaker of the House rarely votes but is not considered absent.

Leadership/Ideology: The leadership and ideology scores are not displayed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, or, for ideology, for Members of Congress that have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable leadership and ideology statistics.

Missing Bills: We exclude bills from some statistics where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill because the bill’s text was replaced in whole with unrelated provisions (i.e. it became a vehicle for passage of unrelated provisions).

Ranking Members (RkMembs): The chair of a committee is always selected from the political party that holds the most seats in the chamber, called the “majority party”. The “ranking member” (sometimes “RkMembs”) is the title given to the senior-most member of the committee not in the majority party.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores are Members of Congress whose first term (in the same chamber at the end of the 115th Congress) was the 115th Congress (freshmen) or 114th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.