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Rep. Theodore “Ted” Deutch’s 2020 Report Card

Representative from Florida's 22nd District
Democrat
Serving Jan 3, 2017 – Jan 3, 2023


These statistics cover Deutch’s record during the 116th Congress (Jan 3, 2019-Jan 3, 2021) and compare him to other representatives also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Jan 30, 2021.

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 Deutch’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.

 

Introduced the most bills compared to Florida Delegation

Deutch introduced 40 bills and resolutions in the 116th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all Florida Delegation (96th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (83rd percentile); House Democrats (79th percentile); All Representatives (87th percentile).


 

Got bicameral support on the most bills compared to Florida Delegation

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 11 of Deutch’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.Res. 218: Calling on the Government of ...; H.R. 724: Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture ...; H.R. 812: Conflicts from Political Fundraising Act ...; H.R. 1186: Keep Americans Safe Act; H.R. 1611: Robert Levinson Hostage Recovery and ...; H.R. 1689: Climate Change Resiliency Fund for ...; H.R. 2301: Seniors Fraud Prevention Act of ...; H.R. 2868: EQUAL Defense Act of 2019; H.R. 3265: 3D Printed Gun Safety Act ...; H.R. 3714: EAGLES Act of 2019; H.R. 6813: Promoting Alzheimer’s Awareness to Prevent ...

Compare to all Florida Delegation (96th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (89th percentile); House Democrats (87th percentile); All Representatives (92nd percentile).

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


 

Held the most committee positions compared to Florida Delegation

Deutch held a leadership position on 1 committee and 1 subcommittee, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. For comparison to other Members of Congress, we assigned a score giving five points for each full committee leadership position and one point for each subcommittee leadership position. View Deutch’s Profile »

Compare to all Florida Delegation (96th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (97th percentile); House Democrats (97th percentile); All Representatives (97th percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 2nd most bills compared to Florida Delegation

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 19 of Deutch’s 40 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Deutch caucused with in the 116th Congress.

Compare to all Florida Delegation (93rd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (82nd percentile); House Democrats (79th percentile); All Representatives (86th percentile).

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


 

Cosponsored the 5th most bills compared to Florida Delegation

Deutch cosponsored 581 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 (81st percentile); Serving 10+ Years (77th percentile); House Democrats (62nd percentile); All Representatives (79th percentile).


 

Got influential cosponsors the 7th most often compared to All Representatives (tied with 2 others)

17 of Deutch’s bills and resolutions in the 116th 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. 187: Calling for the unconditional release ...; H.Res. 218: Calling on the Government of ...; H.Res. 458: Reaffirming the strong partnership between ...; H.Res. 752: Supporting the rights of the ...; H.Res. 823: Condemning the Government of Iran’s ...; H.R. 568: Status of the Sixth Amendment ...; H.R. 724: Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture ...; H.R. 763: Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend ...; H.R. 1186: Keep Americans Safe Act; H.R. 1837: United States-Israel Cooperation Enhancement and ...; H.R. 2868: EQUAL Defense Act of 2019; H.R. 2913: Eastern Mediterranean Security and Energy ...; H.R. 3265: 3D Printed Gun Safety Act ...; H.R. 4018: To provide that the amount ...; H.R. 4862: United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Extension ...; H.R. 6813: Promoting Alzheimer’s Awareness to Prevent ...; H.J.Res. 2: Proposing an amendment to the ...

Compare to all Florida Delegation (96th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (95th percentile); House Democrats (96th percentile); All Representatives (98th percentile).


 

Ranked the 8th 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 116th Congress is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Deutch’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Florida Delegation (96th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (96th percentile); House Democrats (97th percentile); All Representatives (98th percentile).


 

Got their bills out of committee the 12th most often compared to All Representatives

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Deutch introduced 14 bills in the 116th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.Res. 441: A resolution condemning the attack ...; H.Res. 458: Reaffirming the strong partnership between ...; H.Res. 752: Supporting the rights of the ...; H.Res. 823: Condemning the Government of Iran’s ...; H.Res. 1074: In the matter of Representative ...; H.R. 450: Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act ...; H.R. 724: Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture ...; H.R. 1186: Keep Americans Safe Act; H.R. 1611: Robert Levinson Hostage Recovery and ...; H.R. 1837: United States-Israel Cooperation Enhancement and ...; H.R. 4018: To provide that the amount ...; H.R. 4644: Libya Stabilization Act; H.R. 4862: United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Extension ...; H.R. 6813: Promoting Alzheimer’s Awareness to Prevent ...

Compare to all Florida Delegation (96th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (95th percentile); House Democrats (96th percentile); All Representatives (97th percentile).


 

Got the 13th most cosponsors on their bills compared to All Representatives

Deutch’s bills and resolutions had 1,602 cosponsors in the 116th 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 (96th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (93rd percentile); House Democrats (95th percentile); All Representatives (97th percentile).


 

Laws Enacted

Deutch introduced 2 bills that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in the 116th 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. 724: Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture ...; H.R. 6813: Promoting Alzheimer’s Awareness to Prevent ...

Compare to all Florida Delegation (70th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (63rd percentile); House Democrats (57th percentile); All Representatives (67th 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.


 

Joining Bipartisan Bills

Of the 581 bills that Deutch cosponsored, 10% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Democrat. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Florida Delegation (26th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (44th percentile); House Democrats (63rd percentile); All Representatives (34th percentile).

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


 

Ideology Score

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 116th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Deutch’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Florida Delegation (33rd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (43rd percentile); House Democrats (64th percentile); All Representatives (35th percentile).


 

Missed Votes

Deutch missed 2.9% of votes (28 of 954 votes) in the 116th Congress. View Deutch’s Profile »

Compare to all Florida Delegation (37th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (59th percentile); All Representatives (63rd percentile).

The Speaker of the House, per current House rules, is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings” and is never recorded as missing a vote, and may not be included in the comparison with other representatives if not voting. The delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are not eligible to vote in most roll call votes and so may not appear here if not elligible for any vote during the time period of these statistics.


Additional Notes

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 116th Congress) 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.