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|Project = Congress
 
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|Name = Ron DeSantis
 
|Name = Ron DeSantis
|Profile picture = Ron desantis.jpg
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|Profile picture = Ron DeSantis, Official Portrait, 113th Congress.jpg
 
|Position = U.S. House, Florida, District 6
 
|Position = U.S. House, Florida, District 6
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Tenure = January 3, 2013-present
 
|Tenure = January 3, 2013-present
|Term ends = January 3, 2015
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|Term ends = January 3, 2017
 
|Assumed office = 2013
 
|Assumed office = 2013
 
|Political party = Republican
 
|Political party = Republican
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|Per diem =
 
|Per diem =
 
|Pension =
 
|Pension =
|Last election = [[Florida's 6th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Last election = [[United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Cost per vote 2012 = $5.73
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed by =
 
|Appointed by =
|First elected = [[Florida's 6th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|First elected = [[Florida's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
|Term limits =
 
|Term limits =
|Next election = [[United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Next primary =  
|Campaign $=1145859
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|Next election = November 8, 2016
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|Campaign $=2,256,481
 
|Prior office =  
 
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|Birthday = Sept. 14, 1974
 
|Birthday = Sept. 14, 1974
 
|Place of birth = Jacksonville, FL
 
|Place of birth = Jacksonville, FL
|Net worth = $31,503
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|Net worth = (2012) $-36,499.50
 
|Profession = Lawyer
 
|Profession = Lawyer
 
|Religion = Catholic
 
|Religion = Catholic
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{{tnr}}'''Ron DeSantis''' (b. Sept. 14, 1974) 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|FL]]) 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," accessed November 6, 2012]</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 won [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. He ran unopposed for the Republican nomination in the primary election. He then defeated [[David Cox (Florida)|David Cox]] (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014.
 
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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>
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{{Introanalysis
 
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
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DeSantis was born in Jacksonville, [[Florida|FL]], 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 wrote the book ''Dreams From Our Founding Fathers'' in late 2011. The book 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>
Education:<ref name="bio"/>
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*Yale University, B.A.
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*Harvard Law School, J.D.
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==Career==
 
==Career==
*U.S. Navy, JAG prosecutor<ref name="bio"/>
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Below is an abbreviated outline of DeSantis' academic, professional and political career:<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=D000621 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'', "DeSANTIS, Ron, (1978 - )," accessed February 5, 2015]</ref>
**Advisor for a U.S. Navy SEAL commander in support of the SEAL counterinsurgency mission in Iraq<ref name="bio"/>
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**Received bronze Star Medal for meritorious service in Iraq<ref name="bio"/>
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*2013-present: U.S. Representative from [[Florida's 6th Congressional District]]
*2013-present: [[United States House of Representatives]], District 6
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*2010-Present: U.S. Navy Reserve
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*2004-2010: U.S. Navy
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**2005-2010: U.S. Navy, JAG prosecutor
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***Advisor for a U.S. Navy SEAL commander in support of the SEAL counterinsurgency mission in Iraq
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***Received bronze Star Medal for meritorious service in Iraq
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*2005: Graduated from Harvard University with a J.D.
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*2001: Graduated from Yale University with a B.A.
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
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====2015-2016====
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DeSantis serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk'', "Committee Information," accessed February 19, 2015]</ref>
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs|Foreign Affairs Committee]]
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary|Judiciary Committee]]
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform|Oversight and Government Reform Committee]]
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====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
DeSantis serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"]</ref>
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DeSantis served on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com'', "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. House of Representatives'', "Committee Assignments," accessed March 29, 2014]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs|Committee on Foreign Affairs]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs|Committee on Foreign Affairs]]
 
**Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere
 
**Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere
*[[United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform]]
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*[[United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform|Committee on Oversight and Government Reform]]
 
**Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Regulatory Affairs
 
**Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Regulatory Affairs
 
**Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service, and The Census
 
**Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service, and The Census
*[[United States House Committee on the Judiciary]]
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*[[United States House Committee on the Judiciary|Committee on the Judiciary]]
 
**Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice
 
**Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice
 
**Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
 
**Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
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==Key votes==
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===113th Congress===
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|Ref=<ref>[http://www.senate.gov/reference/resources/pdf/Resumes/current.pdf ''Congressional Record'', "Resume of Congressional Activity," accessed August 1, 2013]</ref>
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===National security===
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====DHS Appropriations====
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{{Yea vote}} DeSantis voted in favor of HR 2217 - the DHS 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 Vote Smart'', "Ron DeSantis Voting Record," accessed September 20, 2013]</ref>
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====Keystone Pipeline Amendment====
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{{Nay 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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====CISPA (2013)====
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{{Nay 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 permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:h.r.624: ''The Library of Congress'', "Bill Summary & Status - 113th Congress (2013 - 2014) - H.R.624," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref name="votes"/>
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====NDAA====
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{{Yea 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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===Economy===
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====Farm bill====
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{{House Farm Bill GOP No|Name=DeSantis}}
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====2014 Budget====
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{{House Budget 2014 GOP No|Name=DeSantis}}
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====Government shutdown====
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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{{Yea 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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{{Nay vote}} The shutdown 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 funded 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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====2013 Farm Bill====
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:: ''See also: [[United States Farm Bill 2013]]''
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{{GOP Farm Bill|Name=DeSantis}}
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===Immigration===
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====Morton Memos Prohibition====
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{{Yea 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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===Healthcare===
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====Healthcare Reform Rules====
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{{Yea 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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====Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act====
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{{Yea vote}} DeSantis voted in favor of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare 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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===Social issues===
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====Amash amendment====
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{{Yea 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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===Government affairs===
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====HR 676====
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{{Obama lawsuit GOP Yes|Name=DeSantis}}
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==Issues==
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===On The Issues Vote Match===
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[[File:s030_080.gif|right|290px|thumb|DeSantis' Vote Match results from ''On The Issues''.]]
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:: ''See also: [[On The Issues Vote Match]]''
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''On The Issues'' conducts a [http://www.ontheissues.org/Quiz/Quiz2012.asp?quiz=Pres2012 VoteMatch] analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, DeSantis is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative. DeSantis received a score of 28 percent on social issues and 76 percent on economic issues.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://House.OnTheIssues.org/FL/Ron_DeSantis.htm ''On The Issues'', "Vote Match Result for DeSantis," accessed June 17, 2014]</ref>
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{{Ontheissues vote quiz|Name=DeSantis|Date=June 17, 2014|Ref=<ref name="ontheissues">[https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://House.OnTheIssues.org/FL/Ron_DeSantis.htm ''On The Issues'', "Ron DeSantis Vote Match," accessed June 17, 2014]</ref>
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|Abortion= Strongly Opposes
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|Hiring= Opposes
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|Marriage=Opposes
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|God= Unknown
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|ObamaCare=Strongly Opposes
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|Social Security= Unknown
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|School Choice= Favors
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|Animals=Neutral
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|Crime= Favors
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|Guns= Strongly Favors
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|Taxes=Strongly Opposes
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|Citizenship=Strongly Opposes
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|Free Trade= Unknown
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|United Nations=Strongly Favors
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|Military=Favors
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|Campaign Funds= Unknown
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|Iran=Opposes
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|Energy=Unknown
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|Marijuana=Unknown
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|Stimulus=Neutral
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===National security===
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====American response in Syria====
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: ''See also: [[United States involvement in Syria]]''
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After taking part in the questioning of Secretary of State [[John Kerry]] in a House committee hearing, DeSantis said he was 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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===Economy===
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====Pay during government shutdown====
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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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>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[Florida's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
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DeSantis won [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. He ran unopposed for the Republican nomination in the primary election. He then defeated [[David Cox (Florida)|David Cox]] (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014.<ref name=huffpost14>[http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/2014/results ''The Huffington Post'', "Election 2014," November 4, 2014]</ref>
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====Endorsements====
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*[[FreedomWorks]] endorsed DeSantis on March 17, 2014.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2014/03/freedomworks-endorsements-tim-scott-mark-sanford-ted-yoho-104714.html#ixzz2wFXUYtVl ''Politico'', "FreedomWorks backs Ted Yoho, Tim Scott, Mark Sanford," accessed March 19, 2014]</ref>
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===2012===
 
===2012===
:: ''See also: [[Florida's 6th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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:: ''See also: [[Florida's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
  
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]] to represent [[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," accessed November 6, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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====Endorsements====
 
====Endorsements====
DeSantis received the backing of the [[Club for Growth]] on June 26, 2012.<ref>[http://hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com/archives/2012/06/club-for-growth-26.php ''National Journal'' "Club For Growth Backs DeSantis" Accessed June 27, 2012]</ref>
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DeSantis received the backing of the [[Club for Growth]] on June 26, 2012.<ref>[http://hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com/archives/2012/06/club-for-growth-26.php ''National Journal'', "Club For Growth Backs DeSantis," accessed June 27, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===Fundraising events===
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The below chart from [http://members-of-congress.findthebest.com/l/438/Ron-DeSantis Find The Best] tracks the fundraising events DeSantis attends.
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===Comprehensive donor history===
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
|Name=DeSantis
 
|Name=DeSantis
 
|year=2012
 
|year=2012
|Editdate=April 3, 2013
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|Editdate=January 26, 2015
|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00034746&cycle=2012&newmem=Y ''Open Secrets'' "Ron DeSantis" Accessed April 3, 2013]</ref>
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00034746&cycle=2012&newmem=Y ''Open Secrets'', "Ron DeSantis," accessed January 26, 2015]</ref>
 
|party=Republican
 
|party=Republican
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|totalraised2014=1110622
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|result2014=Won
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|office2014=[[U.S. House]] (Florida, [[Florida's 6th Congressional District|District 6]])
 
|totalraised2012=1145859
 
|totalraised2012=1145859
 
|result2012=Won
 
|result2012=Won
|office2012=[[U.S. House]] (Florida, [[Florida's 6th congressional district|District 6]])
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|office2012=[[U.S. House]] (Florida, [[Florida's 6th Congressional District|District 6]])
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{{Find the best|title=<htmlet>FindTheBest-RonDeSantis-CampaignContributions</htmlet>|width=300px}}
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===2014===
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DeSantis won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2014. During that election cycle, DeSantis' campaign committee raised a total of $1,110,622 and spent $429,687.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00034746&cycle=2014 ''Open Secrets'', "Ron DeSantis 2014 Election Cycle," accessed February 24, 2015]</ref> This is less than the average $1.45 million spent by House winners in 2014.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/overview/bigspenders.php?cycle=2014&display=A&Memb=H&sort=O ''Open Secrets'', "Winning vs. Spending," accessed March 13, 2015]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
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DeSantis spent $2.58 per vote received in 2014.
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{{Congress donor box 2014
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|winner = Y
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|Chamber = U.S. House, Florida District 6
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = $1,110,622
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|total spent = $429,687
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|opponent raised = $38,479
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|opponent spent = $37,892
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|org1 = Brown & Brown Insurance
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|org2 = Holland & Knight
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|org3 = Island Doctors
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|org4 = ICI Homes
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|org5 = NASCAR
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|orgdonor1 = $19,650
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|orgdonor2 = $15,250
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|orgdonor3 = $14,800
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|orgdonor4 = $13,000
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|inddonor5 = $47,802
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{{Ron DeSantis 2014 FEC}}
  
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
[[File:Ron DeSantis 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of DeSantis's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00034746&newMem=Y&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Ron DeSantis 2012 Election Cycle," accessed February 22, 2013]</ref> This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/06/2012-overview.html ''Open Secrets'', "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," accessed June 19, 2013]</ref>
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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00034746&newMem=Y&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Ron DeSantis 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 22, 2013]</ref>
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DeSantis spent $5.73 per vote received in 2012.
  
 
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Based on [[Household net worth (Member of Congress)|congressional financial disclosure forms]] and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', DeSantis's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $-63,998 and $-9,001. That averages to '''$-36,499.50''', which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $6,956,438.47. DeSantis ranked as the 428th most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00034746&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets'', "DeSantis, (R-Fl), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref> Between 2011 and 2012, DeSantis' calculated net worth<ref>This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).</ref> decreased by an average of 214 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.<ref>This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.</ref> 
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Filings required by the [[Federal Election Commission]] report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). DeSantis received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the ''Retired'' industry.
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From 2011-2014, '''30.8 percent of DeSantis' career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.'''<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=Career&type=I&cid=N00034746&newMem=N ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Rep. Ron DeSantis," accessed September 23, 2014]</ref>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', DeSantis was a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Republican]]" as of July 23, 2014. DeSantis was rated as a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Republican]]" in June 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/ron_desantis/412526 ''GovTrack'', "DeSantis," accessed July 23, 2014]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/412526_Ron_DeSantis ''OpenCongress'', "Rep. Ron DeSantis," accessed July 24, 2014]</ref>
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===Lifetime voting record===
 
===Lifetime voting record===
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''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 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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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' DeSantis missed 0 of 89 roll call votes from January 2013 to August 2014. This amounts to 0.0 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of August 2014.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/ron_desantis/412526 ''GovTrack'', "Ron DeSantis," accessed March 29, 2013]</ref>
 
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', 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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00034746&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "DeSantis (R-Fla), 2011"]</ref>
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Ron DeSantis
Ron DeSantis, Official Portrait, 113th Congress.jpg
U.S. House, Florida, District 6
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
PredecessorCliff Stearns (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Cost per vote$5.73 in 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$2,256,481
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
Date of birthSept. 14, 1974
Place of birthJacksonville, FL
ProfessionLawyer
Net worth(2012) $-36,499.50
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Ron DeSantis campaign logo
Ron DeSantis (b. Sept. 14, 1974, in Jacksonville, FL) 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 won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed for the Republican nomination in the primary election. He then defeated David Cox (D) in the general election on 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 was born in Jacksonville, FL, on September 14, 1978.[3] DeSantis wrote the book Dreams From Our Founding Fathers in late 2011. The book prompted DeSantis to run for political office.[4]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of DeSantis' academic, professional and political career:[5]

  • 2013-present: U.S. Representative from Florida's 6th Congressional District
  • 2010-Present: U.S. Navy Reserve
  • 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
      • Received bronze Star Medal for meritorious service in Iraq
  • 2005: Graduated from Harvard University with a J.D.
  • 2001: Graduated from Yale University with a B.A.

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2015-2016

DeSantis serves on the following committees:[6]

2013-2014

DeSantis served on the following committees:[7][8]

Key votes

113th Congress

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The second session of the 113th Congress enacted into law 114 out of the 3,036 introduced bills (3.8 percent). Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 4.2 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the second session.[9] For more information pertaining to DeSantis's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[10]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png DeSantis voted in favor of HR 2217 - the DHS 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.[11]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Nay3.png 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.[11]

CISPA (2013)

Nay3.png 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 permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[12] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[11]

NDAA

Yea3.png 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.[11]

Economy

Farm bill

Nay3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[13] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[14][15] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[15] DeSantis voted with 62 other Republican representatives against the bill.

2014 Budget

Nay3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[16][17] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[17] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[18] It included a 1 percent increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. DeSantis joined with the 63 other Republicans and 3 Democrats who voted against the bill.[16][17]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png 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.[19] 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.[20] DeSantis voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[21]

Nay3.png The shutdown 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 funded 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.[22] 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.[23]

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.[24][25] The bill passed on a 216-208 vote, with no Democrats voting in favor.[26] All but 12 Republicans supported the measure.[27] The group consisted mostly of conservative lawmakers more concerned about spending than farm subsidies.[27][28] DeSantis was one of the 12 who voted against the measure.[27]

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.[26] 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.[26]

Immigration


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Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png 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.[11]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Yea3.png 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.[11]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Yea3.png DeSantis voted in favor of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare 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.[11]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Yea3.png 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.[11]

Government affairs

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five RepublicansThomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas—voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[29] DeSantis joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[30][31]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

DeSantis' Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, DeSantis is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative. DeSantis received a score of 28 percent on social issues and 76 percent on economic issues.[32]


On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[33]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Opposes Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Favors Keep God in the public sphere Unknown
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Neutral
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Favors
Support & expand free trade Unknown Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Unknown Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Unknown Expand the military Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Neutral Stay out of Iran Opposes
Privatize Social Security Unknown Never legalize marijuana Unknown
Note: Information last updated: June 17, 2014.[34] If you notice the rating has changed, email us.

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 was unconvinced the United States should attack Syria.[35]

“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.[35]

Economy

Pay during government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

"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.[36]

Elections

2014

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

DeSantis won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed for the Republican nomination in the primary election. He then defeated David Cox (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[37]

U.S. House, Florida District 6 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRon DeSantis Incumbent 62.5% 166,254
     Democratic David Cox 37.5% 99,563
Total Votes 265,817
Source: Florida Division of Elections

Endorsements

2012

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

DeSantis ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Florida's 6th District. DeSantis won the nomination on the Republican ticket.[39] 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.[40][1] He won the election on November 6, 2012.[41]

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.[42]

Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events DeSantis attends.


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Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for DeSantis is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, DeSantis raised a total of $2,256,481 during that time period. This information was last updated on January 26, 2015.[43]

Ron DeSantis's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 U.S. House (Florida, District 6) Won $1,110,622
2012 U.S. House (Florida, District 6) Won $1,145,859
Grand Total Raised $2,256,481


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

DeSantis won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. During that election cycle, DeSantis' campaign committee raised a total of $1,110,622 and spent $429,687.[44] This is less than the average $1.45 million spent by House winners in 2014.[45]

Cost per vote

DeSantis spent $2.58 per vote received in 2014.

U.S. House, Florida District 6, 2014 - Ron DeSantis Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,110,622
Total Spent $429,687
Total Raised by Election Runner-up $38,479
Total Spent by Election Runner-up $37,892
Top contributors to Ron DeSantis's campaign committee
Brown & Brown Insurance$19,650
Holland & Knight$15,250
Island Doctors$14,800
ICI Homes$13,000
NASCAR$11,650
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$95,325
Insurance$83,650
TV/Movies/Music$60,500
Health Professionals$52,500
Lawyers/Law Firms$47,802

Below are DeSantis' FEC reports.[46]

2012

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.[55] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[56]

Cost per vote

DeSantis spent $5.73 per vote received in 2012.


Personal Gain Index

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See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a two-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of two different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, DeSantis's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $-63,998 and $-9,001. That averages to $-36,499.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $6,956,438.47. DeSantis ranked as the 428th most wealthy representative in 2012.[57] Between 2011 and 2012, DeSantis' calculated net worth[58] decreased by an average of 214 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[59]

Ron DeSantis Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2011$32,155
2012$-36,499.50
Growth from 2011 to 2012:-214%
Average annual growth:-214%[60]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[61]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). DeSantis received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Retired industry.

From 2011-2014, 30.8 percent of DeSantis' career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[62]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Ron DeSantis Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $2,131,596
Total Spent $1,399,959
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$240,833
Real Estate$114,605
Insurance$110,200
Lawyers/Law Firms$96,252
Health Professionals$94,700
% total in top industry11.3%
% total in top two industries16.67%
% total in top five industries30.8%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, DeSantis was a "rank-and-file Republican" as of July 23, 2014. DeSantis was rated as a "centrist Republican" in June 2013.[63]

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.[64]

DeSantis most often votes with:

DeSantis least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

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 August 2014. This amounts to 0.0 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of August 2014.[65]

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.

2013

DeSantis ranked 57th in the conservative rankings in 2013.[66]

2012

Information on 2012 vote rating is unavailable.

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

DeSantis voted with the Republican Party 94.2 percent of the time, which ranked 118th among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2014.[67]

2013

DeSantis voted with the Republican Party 95.1 percent of the time, which ranked 174th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[68]

Recent news

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See also

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  58. This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).
  59. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  60. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  61. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
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Political offices
Preceded by
Cliff Stearns (R)
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida District 6
2013-present
Succeeded by
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