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Rep. Theodore “Ted” Deutch

Former Representative for Florida’s 22nd District

pronounced THEE-uh-dohr // doych

Deutch was the representative for Florida’s 22nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2017 to 2022.

He was previously the representative for Florida’s 21st congressional district as a Democrat from 2013 to 2016; and the representative for Florida’s 19th congressional district as a Democrat from 2010 to 2012.

Photo of Rep. Theodore “Ted” Deutch [D-FL22, 2017-2022]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Deutch is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2022 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Deutch sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Dec 27, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Deutch was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 9 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

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 at least about half 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 sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (39%) International Affairs (28%) Taxation (10%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) Commerce (7%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Deutch recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Deutch voted Yea

Deutch voted Yea

Passed 252/167 on Dec 14, 2017.

H.R. 4324 would require the Department of the Treasury to submit a report to Congress regarding financial transactions authorized in connection with commercial passenger aircraft …

Deutch voted Yea

Passed 249/177 on Nov 17, 2015.

Deutch voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

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 …

Deutch voted No

Deutch voted Aye

Deutch voted Aye

Passed 254/166 on Oct 29, 2013.

Deutch voted No

Deutch voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

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 …

Missed Votes

From Apr 2010 to Sep 2022, Deutch missed 390 of 7,685 roll call votes, which is 5.1%. This is much worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 2022. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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