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Rep. Val Demings

Representative for Florida’s 10th District

pronounced val // DE-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 is next up for reelection in 2020.

Photo of Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Demings.

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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to Dec 11, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Human Rights Campaign: 100% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% League of Conservation Voters: 94% NIAC Action: A American Civil Liberties Union: 69% United States Chamber of Commerce: 58% The Club for Growth: 18% Americans for Prosperity: 13% FreedomWorks: 5% NumbersUSA: 0%

Committee Membership

Val Demings sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

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

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Does 1 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 (25%) Government Operations and Politics (25%) Taxation (12%) Emergency Management (12%) Science, Technology, Communications (12%) International Affairs (12%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Demings voted Yea

Passed 361/61 on Sep 26, 2018.

H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion ...

Demings voted Yea

Passed 366/52 on Jul 25, 2018.

The House Amendment to S. 1182 extends the National Flood Insurance Program, which is set to expire July 31, 2018, through November 30, 2018. This ...

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 Not Voting

Passed 229/177 on May 19, 2017.

H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe ...

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 2019, Demings missed 20 of 1,892 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 2.2% 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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: