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Rep. Val Demings

Representative for Florida’s 10th District

pronounced val // DE-mingz

Demings, a Democrat, is the representative for Florida’s 10th congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 3, 2017. Demings is next up for reelection in 2018.

Photo of Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 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. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% NIAC Action: A FreedomWorks: 5% Americans for Prosperity: 0%

Committee Membership

Val Demings sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Demings sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (100%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Demings’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 4667: Making further supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, for disaster assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and calendar year 2017 wildfires, ...
Dec 21, 2017. Passed 251/169.
Aye H.R. 3004: Kate’s Law
Jun 29, 2017. Passed 257/167.
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 not more than 10 years for an alien convicted of 3 or more misdemeanors or a felony Imprisonment of not ...
Not Voting H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
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 that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...
Nay H.R. 1343: Encouraging Employee Ownership Act of 2017
Apr 4, 2017. Passed 331/87.
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 file a registration statement with the SEC. The rule provides an exemption from the registration requirements for offers and sales ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Jan 2018, Demings missed 12 of 753 roll call votes, which is 1.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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