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Rep. Val Demings

Representative for Florida’s 10th District

pronounced val // DEH-mingz


Demings is the representative for Florida’s 10th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2017. Demings’s current term ends on Jan 3, 2023.

Photo of Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Demings 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 ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Demings has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Dec 2, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Val Demings sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Demings was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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Does 2 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

Demings sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (24%) Government Operations and Politics (21%) Emergency Management (21%) Science, Technology, Communications (10%) International Affairs (10%) Taxation (7%) Housing and Community Development (7%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Demings recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Demings voted Yea

Demings voted Yea

Passed 361/69 on Mar 9, 2022.

Demings voted Yea

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due …

Demings voted Yea

Demings voted Nay

Passed 353/52 on Jun 14, 2018.

The substitute to H.R. 5788 to be considered by the House would require the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to transmit advance electronic data (AED) to …

Demings voted No

Passed 347/70 on May 16, 2018.

The House Amendment to S. 2372 strengthens and improves the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system for the benefit of the nation’s veterans. The …

Demings voted Yea

Passed 266/157 on Feb 6, 2018.

H.R. 772 amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act to clarify the information certain retail food chain establishments, with 20 or more locations, must …

Demings voted Aye

Passed 257/167 on Jun 29, 2017.

H.R. 3004 protects public safety by enhancing penalties for deported felons who return to the United States. Specifically, the bill provides for: A sentence of …

Demings voted Nay

Passed 331/87 on Apr 4, 2017.

In 1988, the SEC adopted Rule 701 under the Securities Act to allow private companies to sell securities to their employees without the need to …

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Dec 2022, Demings missed 25 of 3,096 roll call votes, which is 0.8%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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

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Primary Sources

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