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{{tnr}}'''Ron DeSantis''' (b. Sept. 14, 1974, in Jacksonville, Florida) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[Florida's 6th congressional district|the 6th Congressional District]] of [[Florida]]. He was first elected on November 6, 2012.<ref name="ap">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/FL_US_House_0814.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP Results'' "U.S. House Results" Accessed August 14, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Florida ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>
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{{tnr}}'''Ron DeSantis''' (b. Sept. 14, 1974, in Jacksonville, Florida) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[Florida's 6th Congressional District|the 6th Congressional District]] of [[Florida]]. He was first elected on November 6, 2012.<ref name="ap">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/FL_US_House_0814.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP Results'' "U.S. House Results" Accessed August 14, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Florida ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>
  
 
DeSantis wrote the book ''Dreams From Our Founding Fathers'' in late 2011. The book, a critique of Obama’s worldview and a call for a return to the framers’ principles, prompted DeSantis to run for political office.<ref>[http://thehill.com/capital-living/new-member-of-the-week/293781-freshman-rep-ron-desantis-looking-to-write-a-new-chapter-in-congress ''The Hill'' "Freshman Rep. Ron DeSantis looking to write a new chapter in Congress" Accessed June 11, 2013]</ref>
 
DeSantis wrote the book ''Dreams From Our Founding Fathers'' in late 2011. The book, a critique of Obama’s worldview and a call for a return to the framers’ principles, prompted DeSantis to run for political office.<ref>[http://thehill.com/capital-living/new-member-of-the-week/293781-freshman-rep-ron-desantis-looking-to-write-a-new-chapter-in-congress ''The Hill'' "Freshman Rep. Ron DeSantis looking to write a new chapter in Congress" Accessed June 11, 2013]</ref>
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DeSantis is a signer of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.<ref>[http://s3.amazonaws.com/atrfiles/files/files/050913-113thCongress%281%29.pdf ''Americans for Tax Reform'' "113th Congress" Accessed June 11, 2013]</ref>
 
DeSantis is a signer of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.<ref>[http://s3.amazonaws.com/atrfiles/files/files/050913-113thCongress%281%29.pdf ''Americans for Tax Reform'' "113th Congress" Accessed June 11, 2013]</ref>
  
DeSantis is set to run for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election.{{Nov2014genelection}}
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DeSantis is set to run for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election. {{Nov2014genelection}}
  
 
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==Biography==
 
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DeSantis born in Jacksonville, [[Florida]] on September 14, 1978.<ref name="bioguide">[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=D000621 ''Bioguide,'' "John DeSantis," accessed September 9, 2013]</ref>
 
DeSantis born in Jacksonville, [[Florida]] on September 14, 1978.<ref name="bioguide">[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=D000621 ''Bioguide,'' "John DeSantis," accessed September 9, 2013]</ref>
 
  
 
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After taking part in the questioning of Secretary of State [[John Kerry]] in a House committee hearing, DeSantis said he is unconvinced the United States should attack Syria.<ref name="syria">[http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/20130905/NEWS/130909704/1040?Title=Congressman-DeSantis-says-he-will-not-support-attack-on-Syria ''News Journal Online,'' "Congressman DeSantis says he will not support attack on Syria," accessed September 9, 2013]</ref>
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“The Obama administration has not articulated a clear objective for using military force in Syria, much less a plan to achieve that objective,” DeSantis said in a statement released September 6, 2013.<ref name="syria"/>
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DeSantis does not think President Obama will get approval from [[Congress]] to go to war because there is no clearly defined objective at issue, nor any measurable outcome that would indicate that our military had achieved or failed in its mission. “If the president acts on his own and puts our troops in harm’s way, I don’t think senate or house members would act to leave them stranded without support — I wouldn’t vote to leave them hanging,” DeSantis said on September 6, 2013.<ref>[http://historiccity.com/2013/staugustine/news/florida/all-agree-that-congressman-desantis-represents-them-well-39921 ''Historic City.com,'' "All agree that Congressman DeSantis represents them well," accessed September 9, 2013]</ref>
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{{Support vote}} DeSantis voted in favor of HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.<ref name="votes">[http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/137630/ron-desantis#.UjyKgH_B_A5 ''Project Votesmart,'' "Ron DeSantis Voting Record," accessed September 20,l 2013]</ref>
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=====Keystone Pipeline Amendment=====
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{{Oppose vote}} DeSantis voted against House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.<ref name="votes"/>
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{{Oppose vote}} DeSantis voted in opposition to HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c113:4:./temp/~c113vMEvNq:e679: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref name="votes"/>
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{{Support vote}} DeSantis voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.<ref name="votes"/>
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{{Support vote}} On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House,'' "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. [[Harry Reid]] rejected the call to conference.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> DeSantis voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House,'' "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{Oppose vote}} The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|Senate]]. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from [[Republican]] members. DeSantis voted against HR 2775.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House,'' "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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"I don't believe we should be paid until this is resolved and I have requested that my pay be withheld," DeSantis said on Twitter.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/10/01/which-lawmakers-will-refuse-their-pay-during-the-shutdown/?tid=pm_pop ''Washington Post,'' "Which lawmakers will refuse their pay during the shutdown?," accessed October 3, 2013]</ref>
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{{Support vote}} DeSantis voted in favor of House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.<ref name="votes"/>
  
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{{Support vote}} DeSantis voted in favor of House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.<ref name="votes"/>
  
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{{Support vote}} DeSantis voted in favor of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013.  The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185.  The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.<ref name="votes"/>
  
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{{Support vote}} DeSantis voted in favor of House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217.  The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act.  Both parties were split on the vote.<ref name="votes"/>
  
 
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DeSantis is set to run for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election.{{Nov2014genelection}}
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DeSantis is set to run for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election. {{Nov2014genelection}}
  
 
===2012===
 
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DeSantis ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2012|Florida's]] [[Florida's 6th congressional district elections, 2012|6th District]]. DeSantis won the nomination on the Republican ticket.<ref name="ref">[http://staugustine.com/news/local-news/2012-02-09-0 ''St. Augustine Record'' "Mica to announce his district today" Accessed February 13, 2012] </ref> Candidates wishing to run were required to file by the [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] of June 8, 2012. The primary elections were held on August 14, 2012. DeSantis won the nomination in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012.<ref>[http://enight.elections.myflorida.com/FederalOffices/ ''Florida Secretary of State'', "August 2012 Primary Election," Accessed September 4, 2012]</ref><ref name="ap">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/FL_US_House_0814.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP Results'' "U.S. House Results" Accessed August 14, 2012]</ref>  He won the election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Florida ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>
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DeSantis ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2012|Florida's]] [[Florida's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012|6th District]]. DeSantis won the nomination on the Republican ticket.<ref name="ref">[http://staugustine.com/news/local-news/2012-02-09-0 ''St. Augustine Record'' "Mica to announce his district today" Accessed February 13, 2012] </ref> Candidates wishing to run were required to file by the [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] of June 8, 2012. The primary elections were held on August 14, 2012. DeSantis won the nomination in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012.<ref>[http://enight.elections.myflorida.com/FederalOffices/ ''Florida Secretary of State'', "August 2012 Primary Election," Accessed September 4, 2012]</ref><ref name="ap">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/FL_US_House_0814.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP Results'' "U.S. House Results" Accessed August 14, 2012]</ref>  He won the election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Florida ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>
  
 
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===2014===
 
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Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are DeSantis' reports.<ref>[http://www.fec.gov/fecviewer/CandidateCommitteeDetail.do#3 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Ron DeSantis 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 19, 2013]</ref>
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' DeSantis missed 0 of 89 roll call votes from Jan 2013 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 0.0%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/ron_desantis/412526 ''GovTrack,'' "Ron DeSantis," Accessed March 29, 2013]</ref>
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Ron DeSantis
Ron desantis.jpg
U.S. House, Florida, District 6
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
PredecessorCliff Stearns (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$5.73 in 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$1,145,859
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sYale University
J.D.Harvard Law School
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy, JAG prosecutor, United States Navy reserve
Years of service2004-Present
CitationsBronze Star Medal
Personal
BirthdaySept. 14, 1974
Place of birthJacksonville, FL
ProfessionLawyer
Net worth$31,503
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Ron DeSantis campaign logo
Ron DeSantis (b. Sept. 14, 1974, in Jacksonville, Florida) is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing the 6th Congressional District of Florida. He was first elected on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

DeSantis wrote the book Dreams From Our Founding Fathers in late 2011. The book, a critique of Obama’s worldview and a call for a return to the framers’ principles, prompted DeSantis to run for political office.[3]

DeSantis is a signer of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.[4]

DeSantis is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, DeSantis is a more moderate right of center Republican Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Republican Party line more than his fellow members.

Biography

DeSantis born in Jacksonville, Florida on September 14, 1978.[5]

Education:[6]

  • 1997: Dunedin High School
  • 2001: Yale University, B.A.
  • 2005: Harvard Law School, J.D.

Career

  • 2004-2010: U.S. Navy
    • 2005-2010: U.S. Navy, JAG prosecutor
      • Advisor for a U.S. Navy SEAL commander in support of the SEAL counterinsurgency mission in Iraq[6]
      • Received bronze Star Medal for meritorious service in Iraq[6]
  • 2010-Present: U.S. Navy reserve
  • 2013-present: United States House of Representatives, District 6[6]


DeSantis wrote the book Dreams From Our Founding Fathers in late 2011. The book, a critique of Obama’s worldview and a call for a return to the framers’ principles, prompted DeSantis to run for political office.[7]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

DeSantis serves on the following committees:[8]

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[9] For more information pertaining to DeSantis's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[10]

National security

American response in Syria
See also: United States involvement in Syria

After taking part in the questioning of Secretary of State John Kerry in a House committee hearing, DeSantis said he is unconvinced the United States should attack Syria.[11]

“The Obama administration has not articulated a clear objective for using military force in Syria, much less a plan to achieve that objective,” DeSantis said in a statement released September 6, 2013.[11]

DeSantis does not think President Obama will get approval from Congress to go to war because there is no clearly defined objective at issue, nor any measurable outcome that would indicate that our military had achieved or failed in its mission. “If the president acts on his own and puts our troops in harm’s way, I don’t think senate or house members would act to leave them stranded without support — I wouldn’t vote to leave them hanging,” DeSantis said on September 6, 2013.[12]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "Yes" DeSantis voted in favor of HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[13]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "No" DeSantis voted against House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[13]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "No" DeSantis voted in opposition to HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[14] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[13]

NDAA

Voted "Yes" DeSantis voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[13]

Economy

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[15] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[16] DeSantis voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[17]

Voted "No" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[18] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. DeSantis voted against HR 2775.[19]

Pay during government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013#Government Shutdown and Default Prevention Act

"I don't believe we should be paid until this is resolved and I have requested that my pay be withheld," DeSantis said on Twitter.[20]

2013 Farm Bill
See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Nay3.png In July 2013 the Republican controlled House narrowly passed a scaled-back version of the farm bill after stripping out the popular food-stamp program.[21][22] The bill passed on a 216-208 vote, with no Democrats voting in favor.[23] All but 12 Republicans supported the measure.[24] The group consisted mostly of conservative lawmakers more concerned about spending than farm subsidies.[24][25] DeSantis was one of the 12 who voted against the measure.[24]

The farm bill historically has included both billions in farm subsidies and billions in food stamps. Including both of the two massive programs has in the past helped win support from rural-state lawmakers and those representing big cities.[23] After the bill failed in the House in June 2013 amid opposition from rank-and-file Republicans, House leaders removed the food stamp portion in a bid to attract conservative support.[23]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" DeSantis voted in favor of House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.[13]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" DeSantis voted in favor of House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[13]

Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act

Voted "Yes" DeSantis voted in favor of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[13]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Voted "Yes" DeSantis voted in favor of House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[13]

Elections

2014

See also: Florida's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

DeSantis is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Florida's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012

DeSantis ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 6th District. DeSantis won the nomination on the Republican ticket.[26] Candidates wishing to run were required to file by the signature filing deadline of June 8, 2012. The primary elections were held on August 14, 2012. DeSantis won the nomination in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012.[27][1] He won the election on November 6, 2012.[28]

U.S. House, Florida District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRon DeSantis 57.2% 195,962
     Democratic Heather Beaven 42.8% 146,489
Total Votes 342,451
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Florida District 6 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRon Desantis 38.8% 24,132
Fred Costello 22.8% 14,189
Beverly Slough 13.2% 8,229
Craig Miller 13.1% 8,113
Richard Clark 9.8% 6,090
Alec Pueschal 1.2% 739
William Billy Kogut 1% 628
Total Votes 62,120

Endorsements

DeSantis received the backing of the Club for Growth on June 26, 2012.[29]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for DeSantis is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, DeSantis raised a total of $1,145,859 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 3, 2013.[30]

Ron DeSantis's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Florida, District 6) Won $1,145,859
Grand Total Raised $1,145,859

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are DeSantis' reports.[31]

Ron DeSantis (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[32]April 15, 2013$2,411.69$243,771.24$(26,328.14)$246,259
July Quarterly[33]July 15, 2013$246,259$148,250$(57,158.42)$337,351
October Quarterly[34]October 13, 2013$337,351$104,439.00$(33,187.68)$408,602
Year-end[35]January 27, 2014$408,602$132,260$(28,143)$512,719
April Quarterly[36]April 15, 2014$512,719$193,295$(53,341)$652,673
July Quarterly[37]July 15, 2014$652,673$146,696$(56,090)$743,279
Pre-Primary[38]August 14, 2014$74,279$17,525$(24,168)$736,636
October Quarterly[39]October 15, 2014$736,636$85,735$(30,911)$791,460
Running totals
$1,071,971.24$(309,327.24)

2012

Breakdown of the source of DeSantis's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

DeSantis won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, DeSantis's campaign committee raised a total of $1,145,859 and spent $1,122,042.[40] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[41]

Cost per vote

DeSantis spent $5.73 per vote received in 2012.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, DeSantis is a "centrist Republican" as of June 11,2 013.[42]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[43]

DeSantis most often votes with:

DeSantis least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, DeSantis missed 0 of 89 roll call votes from January 2013 to March 2013. This amounts to 0.0%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[44]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, DeSantis's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$41,992 and $104,999. That averages to $31,503, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232.[45]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.

2012

Information on 2012 vote rating is unavailable.

Voting with party

2013

DeSantis voted with the Republican Party 95.1% of the time, which ranked 174th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[46]

Personal

DeSantis is married to his wife, Casey.[6]

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References

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  2. ABC News "2012 General Election Results"
  3. The Hill "Freshman Rep. Ron DeSantis looking to write a new chapter in Congress" Accessed June 11, 2013
  4. Americans for Tax Reform "113th Congress" Accessed June 11, 2013
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  46. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
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