Ted Deutch

Tim Kaine

REPRESENTATIVE TED DEUTCH

D-FLORIDA 22nd DISTRICT

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VOTING RECORD: Project Vote Smart, GovTrack.us

 

BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL CAREER

PARTY: Democrat

BORN: 05/07/1966

EDUCATION: University of Michigan (BA),
Univ of Michigan Law School (J.D.)

OCCUPATION: Attorney

FAMILY: Married, 3 Children

RELIGION: Jewish

CAREER:

  • Representative, U.S. House of Representatives, Florida 22 (2017-present)
  • Assistant House Minority Whip (present)
  • Representative, U.S. House of Representatives, Florida 21 (2010-2016)
  • Senator, Florida State Senate (2006-2010)

COMMITTEES:

  • Committee on Ethics
  • Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Committee on Judiciary 

ELECTED: 2010

 

ISRAEL


  • Introduced U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act which states that Israel is a major strategic partner of the United States and directs the U.S. to engage in cooperative activities with Israel in the areas such as water, energy, agriculture and homeland security
  • Supports Israel’s right to self-defense to protect its citizens against acts of terrorism
  • Supports a two-state solution
  • Supports funding for Israel’s Iron Dome Defense System

CHOICE


  • Earned a 100 percent pro-choice rating from NARAL
  • Supports Roe v. Wade
  • Supports Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive insurance coverage policy
  • Voted against the Blunt Amendment, also known as the Birth Control Refusal Law, which would have allowed any employer to refuse to cover contraception or any health service required under the health reform law for virtually any reason
  • Supported increased funding for women’s health services, which includes Title X family planning programs

 

In His Own Words


"The Middle East is as volatile as ever and the world must know that U.S. support for Israel has never been stronger” 1 

"Despite enormous security challenges, our ally Israel has thrived as an open and free society with a vibrant economy, a strong democracy, and a global innovator in agriculture, energy, and countless other fields. The United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act reflects our bipartisan commitment to a safe, to a secure and thriving Jewish State of Israel.”2 

"These bills defund access to health care that has nothing--absolutely nothing--to do with abortion unless, Madam Speaker, I should say that we are talking about the more than 350,000 abortions that Planned Parenthood prevents every year by providing contraception and health care and education." 3

"I believe that a woman's right to choose must be kept free from governmental intrusion." 4

SOURCES: 1) www.teddeutch.house.gov,   2) www.teddeutch.house.gov,   3) www.votemart.org  4) www.tedforcongress.com

Interesting Facts


Won a special election to Congress for FL-19 in 2010, following the retirement of Robert Wexler, who left to lead the Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation.

Deutch is vegan.

Favorite quote: "History will judge you, and, as the years pass, you will ultimately judge yourself, on the extent to which you have used your gifts to enrich the lives of your fellow man." - RFK