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Rep. Ted Yoho’s 2019 Report Card

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


These year-end statistics cover Yoho’s record during the 2019 legislative year (Jan 3, 2019-Dec 31, 2019) and compare him to other representatives serving at the end of that period. Last updated on Jan 18, 2020.

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.

 

Got influential cosponsors the 3rd most often compared to House Republicans (tied with 1 other)

7 of Yoho’s bills and resolutions in 2019 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. 697: Recognizing the significance of the ...; H.R. 237: To direct the Secretary of ...; H.R. 353: To direct the Secretary of ...; H.R. 526: Cambodia Democracy Act of 2019; H.R. 628: WINGMAN Act; H.R. 1493: Cyber Deterrence and Response Act ...; H.R. 1677: To repeal certain foreign affairs ...

Compare to all Florida Delegation (93rd percentile); House Republicans (98th percentile); All Representatives (90th percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 10th most bills compared to House Republicans (tied with 2 others)

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 14 of Yoho’s 21 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Yoho caucused with in 2019.

Compare to all Florida Delegation (93rd percentile); House Republicans (94th percentile); All Representatives (89th percentile).

Cosponsors who caucused with neither the Democratic nor Republican party do not count toward this statistic.


 

Introduced the 18th most bills compared to House Republicans (tied with 2 others)

Yoho introduced 21 bills and resolutions in 2019. View Bills »

Compare to all Florida Delegation (81st percentile); House Republicans (90th percentile); All Representatives (78th percentile).


 

Ranked 25th most right (~conservative) compared to All Representatives

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 2019 is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Yoho’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Florida Delegation (85th percentile); House Republicans (88th percentile); All Representatives (94th percentile).


 

Ranked the 25th top leader compared to House Republicans

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 2019 is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Yoho’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Florida Delegation (70th percentile); House Republicans (88th percentile); All Representatives (65th percentile).


 

Got the 27th most cosponsors on their bills compared to House Republicans (tied with 2 others)

Yoho’s bills and resolutions had 268 cosponsors in 2019. 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 (70th percentile); House Republicans (86th percentile); All Representatives (65th percentile).


 

Was 30th most absent in votes compared to All Representatives

Yoho missed 9.1% of votes (64 of 701 votes) in 2019. View Yoho’s Profile »

Compare to all Florida Delegation (85th percentile); All Representatives (93rd 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.


 

Cosponsored the 45th most bills compared to House Republicans

Yoho cosponsored 198 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 (26th percentile); House Republicans (78th percentile); All Representatives (40th percentile).


 

Laws Enacted

Yoho introduced 0 bills that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in 2019. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law.

Compare to all Florida Delegation (0th percentile); House Republicans (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th 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.


 

Bills Out of Committee

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Yoho introduced 2 bills in 2019 that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 353: To direct the Secretary of ...; H.R. 526: Cambodia Democracy Act of 2019

Compare to all Florida Delegation (52nd percentile); House Republicans (69th percentile); All Representatives (46th percentile).


 

Working with the Senate

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 2 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. 1836: Small Scale LNG Access Act ...; H.R. 3330: Taxpayer Protection and Preparer Proficiency ...

Compare to all Florida Delegation (48th percentile); House Republicans (63rd percentile); All Representatives (46th 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 (48th percentile); House Republicans (44th percentile); All Representatives (42nd percentile).


 

Joining Bipartisan Bills

Of the 198 bills that Yoho cosponsored, 38% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Republican. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Florida Delegation (67th percentile); House Republicans (35th percentile); All Representatives (69th percentile).

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


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 2019) was the 116th Congress (freshmen) or 115th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.