|U.S. House, Florida, District 3|
|January 3, 2013-present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Predecessor||Corrine Brown (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Associate's||Broward Community College|
|Bachelor's||University of Florida|
|Master's||University of Florida, Veterinary College|
|Date of birth||April 13, 1955|
|Place of birth||Minneapolis, Minnesota|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 4.1 Legislative actions
- 4.1.1 113th Congress
- 4.1.2 National security
- 4.1.3 Economy
- 4.1.4 Immigration
- 4.1.5 Healthcare
- 4.1.6 Social issues
- 4.2 Conservative Fight Club
- 4.3 Campaign themes
- 4.1 Legislative actions
- 5 Elections
- 6 Analysis
- 7 Campaign donors
- 8 Personal
- 9 Recent news
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Yoho 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.
- 1976: Broward Community College
- University of Florida: Bachelors Degree in Agriculture
- University of Florida, Veterinary College
Yoho serves on the following committees:
- Committee on Agriculture
- Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agriculture
- Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development and Credit
- Committee on Foreign Affairs
- Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa
- Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade
113th Congress113th 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. For more information pertaining to Yoho's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.
American response in Syria
- See also: United States involvement in Syria
Yoho expressed doubt in early September 2013 over who launched the chemical weapons attack in Syria in August 2013.
“There are reports that the rebel groups have used it, too. And until we have 100% decisive evidence, I think it would be wrong for America to intervene at this moment,” he said on September 3, 2013.
After participating in a hearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Yoho said he could not support military action unless the U.S. was directly threatened or its allies were attacked by a foreign aggressor.
"I do not see a direct threat to U.S. security from the civil war in Syria," he said on September 4, 2013. "If we were to (attack) ... this would be an act of aggression on a sovereign nation that did not attack us. I don't think it's constitutional."
"It would be an act of war, and I don't want to go there," Yoho said. "Our young men and women have been through enough in the last 11 years."
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations
Yoho 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.
Keystone Pipeline Amendment
Yoho 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.
Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
Yoho voted in opposition to HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. 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. The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.
National Defense Authorization Act
Yoho voted against 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.
Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition
Yoho 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.
Health Care Reform Rules
Yoho 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.
Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act
Yoho 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.
Yoho 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.
Conservative Fight Club
According to the conservative website RedState, Yoho is 1 of 16 U.S. House members in the "Conservative Fight Club", a designation meant to describe the gold standard of conservatives, as outlined by RedState. They are the 16 Republicans who voted against the continuing appropriations resolution to avoid the impending government shutdown in March. This type of resolution is used to fund government agencies when a formal federal budget has not been approved.
- Jobs and the Economy: Excerpt: "The mistakes made by politicians, financial institutions, lending houses and their lobbyists should be remembered and never repeated as the nation strives to recover. No single solution will foster the change our country and state need but we can help create an environment of certainty for all businesses. We can create it by simplifying the tax code, repealing Obamacare and taking a scalpel to all the job killing rules, regulations and mandates."
- American energy: Excerpt: "We need to drill here, drill now and drill responsibly. We must build the Keystone Pipeline and decrease regulations on energy companies to utilize our Nation’s natural resources. In addition, I will support all forms of alternative energy provided they are market driven and are not subsidized by the government. Finally, it’s time to abolish the Department of Energy."
- Spending and our national debt: "Spending more than we take in, printing money at rates that devalue our dollar and too many taxpayer dollars being sent overseas as foreign aid are all adding to our economic uncertainty. I will not only evaluate existing federal programs but act to end wasteful projects and programs immediately. We must stop unnecessary spending. The bottom line is that the U.S. government cannot continue to live outside of its means."
- National defense: Excerpt: "Every single legislator needs to support our military. If we are to expect our troops to protect America at all costs, then we must guarantee to do likewise. By allocating the proper resources to our troops we can maximize their protection while serving our nation. We must also care for them after they complete their service. We should recognize the sacrifice that military families make while a loved one serves this nation. Finally, we need to stand with our allies and never waiver in our support."
- Immigration: Excerpt: "We need to secure the border. We have not harnessed the technology, infrastructure and man power to protect our borders and we must do so immediately. I will introduce a workable guest worker program that provides immigrant workers with a national ID card and mandates they pay taxes through a national tax ID number. Finally, the process to become a citizen needs to be completely streamlined and English needs to be recognized as the official language."
- Taxes: Excerpt: "Our tax code needs to be simplified. I support the Fair Tax. At the minimum, the corporate tax rate should be lowered and locked in for an extended period of time that would allow businesses to make medium to long term investment plans. The estate and gift tax must be repealed."
- Term Limits: Excerpt: "In addition to personally pledging to only serving 4 terms (8 years) in the House of Representatives, I would support a constitutional amendment that would enact congressional term limits."
- Abortion: " I am pro-life. As a Christian, I believe life begins at conception and I oppose tax payer funding of abortion."
- 2nd Amendment/ Right to bear arms: "The right to bear arms is a birth right and should never be threatened. I will fight to preserve our Constitutional rights. I am proud to say I hold an A rating from the NRA."
Yoho ran for re-election to the U.S. House, representing the 3rd congressional district of Florida. Yoho sought the Republican nomination in the primary. The general election takes place on November 4, 2014.
Yoho ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 3rd District. Yoho defeated incumbent Cliff Stearns, Steve Oelrich and James Jett in the August 14, 2012, Republican primary. Yoho defeated Jacques Rene Gaillot, Jr. (D), Philip Dodds (I), Kenneth Alvin Willey (I) and Michael Ricks (I) in the November 6, 2012, general election.
|U.S. House, Florida District 3 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Jacques Rene Gaillot, Jr.||32.5%||102,468|
|Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House, Florida District 3 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Clifford Stearns Incumbent||33%||21,398|
- Standing United as Americans
- Farm and Ranch Team
- North Florida Farmers Association
- National Conservative Party
- Stephen McGovern
- O’Brien Tea Party
- Ed Norfleet – Norfleet Cattle Company
- Alvin C. Warrick – Retired University of Florida Professor
- Fred Moulton – President of Clay County Cattlemens Assoc.
- John E. Lanman – Contract Engineer for Kraft Foods
- Jeff and Bonnie Moran – Owners of Custom Droptops
- Gary Wagner – Geo Driling @ Amerdrill, Inc.
- Laurie Jones – Veterinarian @ Hilltop Animal Hospital
- Mattox Ward – President of Columbia Grain Company
- Steven Nadlen – Allstate
Ted Yoho campaign advertisement "Pigs" targeting "career politicians."
Yoho spent a large portion of his campaign funds on his only TV ad of the primary cycle depicting “career politicians” rolling around in a pig trough and slinging mud at each other.
Ideology and leadership
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.
Yoho most often votes with:
Yoho least often votes with:
Lifetime voting record
According to the website GovTrack, Yoho missed 1 of 89 roll call votes from Jan 2013 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 1.1%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Yoho's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,071,015 and $3,034,997. That averages to $2,053,006, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232.
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. Information on 2012 vote rating is unavailable.
Voting with party
Ted Yoho voted with the Republican Party 93.8% of the time, which ranked 200th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.
Comprehensive donor information for Yoho is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Yoho raised a total of $633,947 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 13, 2013.
|Ted Yoho's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||U.S. House (Florida, District 3)||$633,947|
|Grand Total Raised||$633,947|
Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Yoho's reports.
|Ted Yoho (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
Yoho won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Yoho's campaign committee raised a total of $631,697 and spent $554,046. This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.
Cost per vote
Yoho spent $2.71 per vote received in 2012.
|U.S. House of Representatives, Florida's 3rd Congressional District, 2012 - Ted Yoho Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$14,133|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$14,053|
|Top contributors to Ted Yoho's campaign committee|
|American Veterinary Medical Assn||$10,000|
|Every Republican is Crucial PAC||$10,000|
|National Cattlemen's Beef Assn||$7,000|
|American Farm Bureau||$6,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Crop Production & Basic Processing||$25,750|
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- Media coverage:
- Politico "Cliff Stearns concedes in GOP primary," August 16, 2012
- ABC News "2012 General Election Results"
- Ted Yoho for Congress "About Ted" Accessed February 14, 2012
- U.S. House "Full Biography" Accessed June 11, 2013
- CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
- Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
- Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
- MSNBC, "Congressman Ted Yoho: More proof necessary before a US strike," accessed September 9, 2013
- The Gainsville Sun, "Yoho opposed to military action against Syria," accessed September 9, 2013
- Project Votesmart, "Ted Yoho Voting Record," accessed September 20
- The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
- RedState, "Fight Club," March 6, 2013
- Ted Yoho for Congress "Issues" Accessed August 28, 2012
- St. Augustine.com "Congressional delegation has good fundraising quarter" Accessed December 2, 2011
- Florida Times Union "Cliff Stearns was outworked by challenger Ted Yoho, many say," August 15, 2012
- Florida Secretary of State, "August 2012 Primary Election," Accessed September 4, 2012
- Politico "Ted Yoho: Upset winner isn’t horsing around" Accessed August 28, 2012
- ABC News "2012 General Election Results"
- Politico "Ted Yoho: Upset winner isn’t horsing around" Accessed August 28, 2012
- Gov Track "Ted Yoho," Accessed June 10, 2013
- OpenCongress, "Rep. Ted Yoho," Accessed July 31, 2013
- GovTrack, "Ted Yoho," Accessed March 29, 2013
- OpenSecrets.org, "Yoho (R-Fla), 2011"
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
- Open Secrets "Ted Yoho" Accessed April 3, 2013
- Federal Election Commission "Ted Yoho 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 19, 2013
- Federal Election Commission "April Quarterly" Accessed July 19, 2013
- Federal Election Commission "July Quarterly" Accessed July 19, 2013
- Open Secrets "Ted Yoho 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 22, 2013
- Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
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