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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’s current term ends on Jan 3, 2019.

Photo of Rep. Val Demings [D-FL10]

Analysis

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% NumbersUSA: 0%

Committee Membership

Val Demings sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Demings sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (60%) Crime and Law Enforcement (40%)

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. 6157: Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019
Sep 26, 2018. Passed 361/61.
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 for the Department of Defense base budget, which is an increase of $17.1 billion above FY18 levels, and $68.1 billion ...
Nay H.R. 5788: Securing the International Mail Against Opioids Act of 2018
Jun 14, 2018. Passed 353/52.
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 Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on at least 70 percent of international packages by December 31, 2018, and 100 percent ...
Yea H.R. 772: Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2017
Feb 6, 2018. Passed 266/157.
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 disclose about nutrition to the consumer to prevent overly burdensome regulations for certain establishments, such as convenience stores, supermarkets, grocery ...
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 ...
No H.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating ...
Feb 16, 2017. Passed 230/188.
Joe Biden never got the opportunity to break a single 50-50 Senate tie in eight years as vice president. Mike Pence has already broken two. One from last month has since become law: a measure allowing states to withhold federal Planned Parenthood funding. (The other ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Dec 2018, Demings missed 17 of 1,145 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is better than the median of 2.4% 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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