Representative Ted Deutch's Political Positions

Office: U.S. House (FL) - District 21, Democratic
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Ted Deutch has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their parties and advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads. Ted Deutch is still welcome to submit the test at any time.

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This candidate has demonstrated 0% courage during the test.

*Note: This percentage is calculated based on the number of issue areas addressed by the candidate on the Political Courage Test at the conclusion of the testing period. It does not indicate support or lack of support by Project Vote Smart.

Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

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  • Rated 100% by Planned Parenthood http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/67151/ted-deutch/2 (votesmart.org)
  • "I believe that a woman's right to choose must be kept free from governmental intrusion." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/851800/issue-position-equality-for-all-americans/?search=right%20to%20choose#.V2Q2OLpTQfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Throughout the 112th Congress, I have fought back against efforts by my Republican colleagues to weaken women's access to safe and legal abortion." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/631098 (votesmart.org)

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.

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  • " "Our deficit exploded when 8 million Americans lost their jobs in 2008. With 14 million jobless today, no debt deal of any size will work without a focus on jobs. Investing now in infrastructure, in energy, in education will not only create jobs; it will pay back dividends in the future." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/626438 (votesmart.org)
  • "Congress must take bold action to bring about a real economic recovery that delivers jobs to our community and guarantees stability in the financial markets. Although our debt and deficit must be reduced in a balanced and responsible manner, we must also stimulate our economy by investing in green energy, new technologies and an infrastructure bank that will reinvest in our communities and give a needed boost the economy. Education and employment training assistance is vital in order to help re-train workers and help transform Florida into a leader in the green energy economy."http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/67151/ted-deutch (votesmart.org)
  • "Our ability to get our fiscal house in order rests very much on our commitment to putting people back to work. Fostering an educated workforce, encouraging scientific innovation, and creating new jobs are critical goals that should never end up on the chopping block." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/921001/issue-position-growing-our-economy-and-the-middle-class/?search=issue%20position#.V2Q3g7pTQfI (votesmart.org)

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  • "Now, Americans have learned by now that there is no such thing as a temporary Republican tax cut for the wealthy. They're all permanent. Let's acknowledge the real price tag here, a half a trillion dollars in deficit spending over the next decade--not for education, not for infrastructure, another $500 billion in windfall for the wealthy." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/685977/small-business-tax-cut-act (votesmart.org)
  • "Our ability to get our fiscal house in order rests very much on our commitment to putting people back to work. Fostering an educated workforce, encouraging scientific innovation, and creating new jobs are critical goals that should never end up on the chopping block. That's why I opposed a 2013 budget put forward by Republicans that authorizes a new, trillion-dollar tax cut for millionaires and billionaires while cutting financial aid for 10 million college students, slashing Medicaid funding for nursing home patients, and eliminating billions of dollars in job-creating scientific research at the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and the Department of Energy. Nonpartisan economic analysts with Moody's Analytics predict that if passed, this GOP budget would result in 900,000 job losses within a year and 1.7 million job losses by 2014. I support a balanced approach to deficit reduction that eliminates wasteful spending, ends unfair tax giveaways, and prepares America to compete in our ever-changing global economy." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/921001/issue-position-growing-our-economy-and-the-middle-class/?search=issue%20position#.V2Q3g7pTQfI (votesmart.org)

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.

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  • Voted in opposition of H.R. 3 "Northern Route Approval Act" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44082#.VEWGkKCW29V (votesmart.org)
  • Voted against S.1 "A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/50944 (votesmart.org)

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  • "Florida has the third greatest solar energy potential in the country, and the promise of the Sunshine State should be realized. Scientists and researchers are Florida Atlantic University pioneering ocean wave based systems that deserve federal support. Ted believes that businesses and consumers throughout Palm Beach and Broward counties are poised to gain in a green energy revolution that promotes our national security, advances public health, and safeguards our environment." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/894608/issue-position-energy-and-environment/?search=issue%20position#.V2Q3fbpTQfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Clean air and water, and the development and use of clean energy sources, are essential to our economy and our future. In the Florida Senate, I have fought to protect the Everglades, and as a Member of Congress, I will focus on ensuring that federal funding continues to implement the Everglades restoration plan."http://votesmart.org/public-statement/484430 (votesmart.org)

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  • "Throughout my tenure in the Florida Senate, I have strongly advocated in favor of green environmental policies, and in Congress I will continue efforts to confront global climate change. The warming of our atmosphere is a national security issue, an economic issue, and a moral issue. As a global economic and political power, the United States has a responsibility to provide real leadership to reduce the threat of climate change. We must value and protect our environment." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/484430 (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.Amdt.507 "Specifies the Authority of the Secretary of Interior on the Regulation of Methane Emissions" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/46345 (votesmart.org)

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  • "Toughen background checks and crack down on illegal gun trafficking." http://www.tedforcongress.com/about/ (www.tedforcongress.com)
  • "Too often in this country guns find their way into the hands of criminals or the mentally disturbed [¦] I agree with virtually every federal, state and local law enforcement agency that the ban on assault weapons needs to be renewed as soon as possible." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/484443 (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/67151/ted-deutch/37 (votesmart.org)

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  • "With some of the most important aspects of health care reform taking effect in 2011, I am committed to defending this landmark law from Republican attacks in the 112th Congress." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/921005/issue-position-making-health-care-affordable-for-all-americans/?search=issue%20position#.V2Q3gbpTQfI (votesmart.org)
  • "Ted is committed to fully implementing the Affordable Care Act in Florida, where the launch of the new Health Insurance Marketplace has proven highly successful. " http://teddeutch.house.gov/issues/issue/default.aspx?IssueID=134073 (teddeutch.house.gov)
  • "He has consistently opposed partisan-driven efforts to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, which to date has helped extend coverage to over 10 million Americans, saved Medicare beneficiaries nearly $12 billion in prescription drug costs, and banned health insurance companies from discriminating against patients with pre-existing conditions." http://teddeutch.house.gov/issues/issue/default.aspx?IssueID=134073 (teddeutch.house.gov)

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  • Voted in favor of H.R. 5281 "DREAM Act" http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/32955 (votesmart.org)
  • "Today, President Obama took bold and decisive action to protect hundreds of thousands of young people who have grown up as Americans but through no fault of their own lack the legal ability to be here." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/709391/deutch-hails-presidents-bold-action-to-protect-young-people-from-broken-immigration-system (votesmart.org)

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  • "Ted is a vocal advocate for equal protection under the law for all Americans, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. As a proud supporter of marriage equality, Ted applauded the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act." http://teddeutch.house.gov/issues/issue/default.aspx?IssueID=57935 (teddeutch.house.gov)
  • "Ted is a cosponsor of the Respect for Marriage Act, legislation that would build on this decision by ensuring the marriages of same-sex couples are legally respected in every state. http://teddeutch.house.gov/issues/issue/default.aspx?IssueID=57935 (teddeutch.house.gov)
  • Rated 100% by Human Rights Campaign http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/67151/ted-deutch/76 (votesmart.org)

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  • "As Jordan ramps up its attacks against ISIL terrorists, it is critical that the United States does everything it can to support the Kingdom in our joint effort to combat radical Islamist terrorists. Jordan has been a key partner in the region for years and is on the front lines of the fight against ISIL, sharing a border with both Syria and Iraq. In order to ensure Jordan has the capabilities to defend itself and fight to eradicate this terrorist threat, we must increase our bilateral military cooperation and expedite military sales to the Kingdom." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/960788/ros-lehtinen-granger-deutch-and-lowey-introduce-bipartisan-bill-to-increase-defense-cooperation-with-jordan-a-key-us-ally-in-fight-against-isil (votesmart.org)

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  • "With the House of Representatives now led by a Republican majority, standing up for Social Security and preserving quality Medicare benefits will continue to be upmost priorities of mine. I am disturbed by a recent budget proposal put forward by the Republican Chairman of the House Budget Committee, which once again ties Social Security benefits to risky private accounts and replaces Medicare with limited vouchers for private insurance." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/921009/issue-position-health-and-financial-security-for-americas-seniors/?search=issue%20position#.V2Q3f7pTQfI (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Alliance for Retired Americans http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/67151/ted-deutch/53 (votesmart.org)
  • "I will never support any proposal that privatizes Social Security or erodes retirement benefits that workers have earned through a lifetime of hard work." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/484438 (votesmart.org)

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