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.
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.
Deutch was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 982 (117th): Seniors Fraud Prevention Act of 2021
- H.R. 6813 (116th): Promoting Alzheimer’s Awareness to Prevent Elder Abuse Act
- H.R. 7345 (116th): To counter White identity terrorism globally, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 1611 (116th): Robert Levinson Hostage Recovery and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act
- H.R. 724 (116th): Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act
- H.R. 2913 (116th): Eastern Mediterranean Security and Energy Partnership Act of 2019
- H.R. 6878 (115th): Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act of 2018
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).
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:
- H.R. 8467 (117th): Protecting and Preserving Social Security Act
- H.R. 6769 (117th): Pro Codes Act
- H.Res. 744 (117th): Condemning the Government of Iran’s state-sponsored persecution of its Baha’i minority and …
- H.R. 5713 (117th): Protect Working Musicians Act of 2021
- H.R. 4992 (117th): 21 to Buy Act
- H.R. 4953 (117th): National Firearms Amendments Act of 2021
- H.Res. 558 (117th): Urging the European Union to designate Hizballah in its entirety as a …
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|2013 Jan-Jan 112th Congress||5||0||0.0%||0th|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills