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Rep. Theodore Deutch

Representative for Florida’s 22nd District

pronounced THEE-uh-dohr // doych

Deutch, a Democrat, is the representative for Florida's 22nd congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 3, 2017. Deutch is next up for reelection in 2018.

He was previously the representative for Florida's 21st congressional district (2013-2016); and the representative for Florida's 19th congressional district (2010-2012).

Photo of Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Deutch.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Deutch 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 Deutch has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Human Rights Campaign: 100% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% League of Conservation Voters: 99% American Civil Liberties Union: 94% NIAC Action: A United States Chamber of Commerce: 38% FreedomWorks: 15% The Club for Growth: 4% Americans for Prosperity: 3%

Committee Membership

Theodore Deutch sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Deutch was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Deutch sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (29%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) International Affairs (12%) Commerce (12%) Education (10%) Law (10%) Taxation (6%) Health (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Deutch’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Deutch’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 511: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015
Nov 17, 2015. Passed 249/177.
No 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. ...
Yea 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 ...
No H.R. 1731: National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015
Apr 23, 2015. Passed 355/63.
Yea H.R. 622: State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Fairness Act of 2015
Apr 16, 2015. Passed 272/152.
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
No H.R. 10 (113th): Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act
May 9, 2014. Passed 360/45.
Nay S. 1134 (112th): St. Croix River Crossing Project Authorization Act
Mar 1, 2012. Passed 339/80.
No H.R. 2218 (112th): Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act
Sep 13, 2011. Passed 365/54.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...

Missed Votes

From Apr 2010 to Dec 2017, Deutch missed 294 of 5,275 roll call votes, which is 5.6%. This is much worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 1 explanation for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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