Representative Theodore 'Ted' Elliot 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 2014 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Ted Deutch is still welcome to submit the test at any time.

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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.

Vote Smart's Research

  • Ted Deutch. Job Crisis in Our Hands. 10 February 2011. "Let's not deny women access to birth control and wellness care provided by Planned Parenthood, or the Presidential Women's Center in my district, or the many other providers instrumental in reducing unwanted pregnancies in America. Let's not levy special taxes on women who have never had an abortion, but pay for a private health plan that covers these procedures. Let's not subject any citizen to government intrusion in the doctor's office because of their gender." (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. Issue Position: Civil Rights and Consumer Protection. 22 November 2011. "Throughout the 112th Congress, I have fought back against efforts by my Republican colleagues to weaken women's access to safe and legal abortion." (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Planned Parenthood endorsed Theodore Deutch in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Theodore Deutch. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Theodore Deutch voted Nay on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Theodore Deutch. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Theodore Deutch voted Nay on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "Theodore Deutch supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. NARAL Pro-Choice America endorsed Theodore Deutch in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Theodore Deutch supported the interests of the Family Research Council 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "Theodore Deutch supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. Issue Position: Protecting a Woman's Right to Choose. 22 November 2011. "I believe that a woman's right to choose must be kept free from governmental intrusion. For years this basic freedom has been under consistent attack by anti-choice extremists. The U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade recognized the rights of a woman to make medical decisions about her own body and has established the basis for subsequent protections of this right." (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. Providing for Consideration of H.R. 358, Protect Life Act. 13 October 2011. "Despite Americans' overwhelming support for the American Jobs Act, today we have before us H.R. 358, a cruel attack on women's health. We could help jobless workers feed their families today. Instead, this bill grants hospitals the right to deny abortions even in life-and-death cases. We could cut taxes for small businesses today. Instead, this bill forbids Americans from using their own dollars to buy private health insurance that includes abortion coverage. We could put teachers back to work today. Instead, this bill denies abortion even for the thousands of women each year who develop breast cancer while pregnant and need an abortion to start chemotherapy to save their lives and retain the hope of childbirth." (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. Issue Position: Civil Rights and Consumer Protection. 22 November 2011. "Throughout the 112th Congress, I have fought back against efforts by my Republican colleagues to weaken women's access to safe and legal abortion." (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Planned Parenthood endorsed Theodore Deutch in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Theodore Deutch. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Theodore Deutch voted Nay on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Theodore Deutch. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Theodore Deutch voted Nay on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "Theodore Deutch supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. NARAL Pro-Choice America endorsed Theodore Deutch in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Theodore Deutch supported the interests of the Family Research Council 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "Theodore Deutch supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. Issue Position: Protecting a Woman's Right to Choose. 22 November 2011. "I believe that a woman's right to choose must be kept free from governmental intrusion. For years this basic freedom has been under consistent attack by anti-choice extremists. The U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade recognized the rights of a woman to make medical decisions about her own body and has established the basis for subsequent protections of this right." (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. Job Crisis in Our Hands. 10 February 2011. "Let's not deny women access to birth control and wellness care provided by Planned Parenthood, or the Presidential Women's Center in my district, or the many other providers instrumental in reducing unwanted pregnancies in America. Let's not levy special taxes on women who have never had an abortion, but pay for a private health plan that covers these procedures. Let's not subject any citizen to government intrusion in the doctor's office because of their gender." (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. Providing for Consideration of H.R. 358, Protect Life Act. 13 October 2011. "Despite Americans' overwhelming support for the American Jobs Act, today we have before us H.R. 358, a cruel attack on women's health. We could help jobless workers feed their families today. Instead, this bill grants hospitals the right to deny abortions even in life-and-death cases. We could cut taxes for small businesses today. Instead, this bill forbids Americans from using their own dollars to buy private health insurance that includes abortion coverage. We could put teachers back to work today. Instead, this bill denies abortion even for the thousands of women each year who develop breast cancer while pregnant and need an abortion to start chemotherapy to save their lives and retain the hope of childbirth." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Ted Deutch. Deutch: Tax Bill Last Shot at Helping People in Need. 17 December 2010. "Since coming to Congress, I have been appalled by the bitter partisanship consuming Washington at a time when people are hurting and need us to work together to overcome our challenges. The painful reality is that, while I voted to allow the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy to expire months ago, not enough of my colleagues in the Senate agreed. Ultimately, I could not vote against a bill that will extend unemployment insurance to 100,000 jobless Floridians and 7 million Americans. Nor could I stand in the way of providing middle class families under enormous financial strain with the tax relief needed to boost consumer demand, fuel private sector investments, and create 600,000 new jobs." (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. After 7 Weeks of Republican Obstructionism, Congressman Deutch Votes to Extend Unemployed Insurance for Jobless Americans. 22 July 2010. "Today, a nightmare ends for 2.5 million Americans who earned unemployment benefits while working and then lost their jobs through no fault of their own," said Congressman Deutch. "Never before has Congress turned its back on millions of unemployed Americans during such an economically trying time. It is outrageous that Republicans, who want to increase our deficit by extending Bush tax cuts for the wealthy, were willing to leave jobless Americans without assistance as they look for work and at the same time struggle to keep their families afloat." (votesmart.org)
  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "Theodore Deutch supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 8 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. Deutch: Tax Bill Last Shot at Helping People in Need. 17 December 2010. "Since coming to Congress, I have been appalled by the bitter partisanship consuming Washington at a time when people are hurting and need us to work together to overcome our challenges. The painful reality is that, while I voted to allow the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy to expire months ago, not enough of my colleagues in the Senate agreed. Ultimately, I could not vote against a bill that will extend unemployment insurance to 100,000 jobless Floridians and 7 million Americans. Nor could I stand in the way of providing middle class families under enormous financial strain with the tax relief needed to boost consumer demand, fuel private sector investments, and create 600,000 new jobs." (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. After 7 Weeks of Republican Obstructionism, Congressman Deutch Votes to Extend Unemployed Insurance for Jobless Americans. 22 July 2010. "Today, a nightmare ends for 2.5 million Americans who earned unemployment benefits while working and then lost their jobs through no fault of their own," said Congressman Deutch. "Never before has Congress turned its back on millions of unemployed Americans during such an economically trying time. It is outrageous that Republicans, who want to increase our deficit by extending Bush tax cuts for the wealthy, were willing to leave jobless Americans without assistance as they look for work and at the same time struggle to keep their families afloat." (votesmart.org)
  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "Theodore Deutch supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 8 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Ted Deutch. Issues. 25 September 2012. "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." (www.tedforcongress.com)
  • Ted Deutch. Issues. 25 September 2012. "Construction, housing, and infrastructure are key drivers of economic growth in Florida, and unfortunately, these sectors still struggle to recover from the financial crisis of 2008. My meetings with local small businesses and manufacturers have made clear to me that a full economic recovery will require partnerships between the public and private sectors. That is why I so vocally opposed Governor Rick Scott's decision to reject $2.4 billion in startup capital for a high speed rail project in Florida predicted to create tens of thousands of new jobs. In Florida, where so many workers earn a living in our construction industry, it is critical for Congress to continue investing in transportation, infrastructure, and energy." (teddeutch.house.gov)
  • Ted Deutch. Job Creation. 14 July 2011. "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." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "Theodore Deutch supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Theodore Deutch. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. Theodore Deutch voted Yea on 09/23/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. Issues. 25 September 2012. "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." (www.tedforcongress.com)
  • The Club for Growth. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, The Club for Growth attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2010, The Club for Growth gave Theodore Deutch a rating of 0 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. Job Creation. 14 July 2011. "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." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "Theodore Deutch supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. Issues. 25 September 2012. "Construction, housing, and infrastructure are key drivers of economic growth in Florida, and unfortunately, these sectors still struggle to recover from the financial crisis of 2008. My meetings with local small businesses and manufacturers have made clear to me that a full economic recovery will require partnerships between the public and private sectors. That is why I so vocally opposed Governor Rick Scott's decision to reject $2.4 billion in startup capital for a high speed rail project in Florida predicted to create tens of thousands of new jobs. In Florida, where so many workers earn a living in our construction industry, it is critical for Congress to continue investing in transportation, infrastructure, and energy." (teddeutch.house.gov)
  • Theodore Deutch. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. Theodore Deutch voted Yea on 09/23/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • The Club for Growth. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, The Club for Growth attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2010, The Club for Growth gave Theodore Deutch a rating of 0 percent." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Ted Deutch. Issue Position: Education. 22 November 2011. "Washington can no longer impose mandates, like No Child Left Behind, on local schools without providing proper funding. Further, we need to keep federal and state funds invested in our public schools, in order to help educate our next generation and pay our teachers a salary commensurate with the contribution they make to our society." (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. Issue Position: Education. 22 November 2011. "Washington can no longer impose mandates, like No Child Left Behind, on local schools without providing proper funding. Further, we need to keep federal and state funds invested in our public schools, in order to help educate our next generation and pay our teachers a salary commensurate with the contribution they make to our society." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

Vote Smart's Research

  • Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund. 04/18/2012. "Theodore Deutch supported the interests of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. Video: Rep. Ted Deutch Opposes Polluters' Bill of Rights. 20 September 2012. "Our failure to take comprensive action on global climate change is already profoundly immoral. It is a disgrace that we refuse to sacrifice. on behalf of our grand children. I fail to understand the perverse notion that somehow global climate change is a laughable matter that we can sweep under the rug instead of an unprecedented threat to the health of our children and to the security of our nation. How many more millions of tons of greenhouse gases would my republican collegues like in our atmosphere before they are concerned? How much less polar ice, how many more cases of preventable cancer should American children develop?" (youtu.be)
  • Ted Deutch. Issue Position: Environment. 22 November 2011. "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." (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. Home Star Energy Retrofit Act Of 2010. 6 May 2010. "Madam Chair, the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act is an important bill that will create jobs, lower energy bills, and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Improving efficiency is one of the cheapest and quickest ways to reduce pollution, and I am pleased to support a bill that encourages consumers to consider a more energy-efficient option when retrofitting or repairing existing appliances or systems." (votesmart.org)
  • Theodore Deutch. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Theodore Deutch voted Nay on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "Theodore Deutch supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 86 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Theodore Deutch in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. Video: Rep. Ted Deutch Opposes Polluters' Bill of Rights. 20 September 2012. "Our failure to take comprensive action on global climate change is already profoundly immoral. It is a disgrace that we refuse to sacrifice. on behalf of our grand children. I fail to understand the perverse notion that somehow global climate change is a laughable matter that we can sweep under the rug instead of an unprecedented threat to the health of our children and to the security of our nation. How many more millions of tons of greenhouse gases would my republican collegues like in our atmosphere before they are concerned? How much less polar ice, how many more cases of preventable cancer should American children develop?" (youtu.be)
  • Ted Deutch. Issue Position: Environment. 22 November 2011. "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." (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. Home Star Energy Retrofit Act Of 2010. 6 May 2010. "Madam Chair, the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act is an important bill that will create jobs, lower energy bills, and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Improving efficiency is one of the cheapest and quickest ways to reduce pollution, and I am pleased to support a bill that encourages consumers to consider a more energy-efficient option when retrofitting or repairing existing appliances or systems." (votesmart.org)
  • Theodore Deutch. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Theodore Deutch voted Nay on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "Theodore Deutch supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 86 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund. 04/18/2012. "Theodore Deutch supported the interests of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Theodore Deutch in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Ted Deutch. National Right-To-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011. 16 November 2011. "I'm disappointed the Rules Committee blocked my own amendment to amend this bill to ensure that individuals with concealed weapons could only cross lines into States that maintain a national law enforcement database. Without a database system accessible 24 hours a day with criminal background information on individuals holding concealed weapons permits from other States, Florida's law enforcement will be unable to adequately protect the public under this bill. It is the safety of our communities and our families that are at risk as a result." (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence endorsed Theodore Deutch in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. Issue Position: Promoting Responsible Gun Laws. 22 November 2011. "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." (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. National Right-To-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011. 16 November 2011. "I'm disappointed the Rules Committee blocked my own amendment to amend this bill to ensure that individuals with concealed weapons could only cross lines into States that maintain a national law enforcement database. Without a database system accessible 24 hours a day with criminal background information on individuals holding concealed weapons permits from other States, Florida's law enforcement will be unable to adequately protect the public under this bill. It is the safety of our communities and our families that are at risk as a result." (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence endorsed Theodore Deutch in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. Issue Position: Promoting Responsible Gun Laws. 22 November 2011. "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." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Ted Deutch. Issues. 25 September 2012. "I strongly support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law last year, because it will fundamentally reform our health care system, by reducing insurance costs while increasing stability and the rights of consumers. These reforms improve Medicare by delivering cheaper prescription drugs, lowering co-pays for seniors among many other important changes." (www.tedforcongress.com)
  • Theodore Deutch. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Theodore Deutch voted Nay on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "Theodore Deutch supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. Deutch: Repeal of Health Care Reform Devastating to Florida's Economy. 19 January 2011. "A repeal of the Affordable Care Act would have a devastating impact on Florida's economy. Our state has the second-highest rate of uninsured Americans in the country [¦] The Affordable Care Act is putting the brakes on these skyrocketing premiums this year by requiring insurers to run more efficiently or reimburse their customers for unjustifiable hikes in 2012." (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. Issue Position: Health Care. 22 November 2011. "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama is on track to make coverage available to 32 million Americans while reducing our deficit by $143 billion dollars over the next decade. When the implementation of this legislation is complete, no American will have to worry about losing health insurance when they lose their job or move across state lines, nor will insurance companies be allowed to deny coverage based on preexisting conditions." (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. Issues. 25 September 2012. "I strongly support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law last year, because it will fundamentally reform our health care system, by reducing insurance costs while increasing stability and the rights of consumers. These reforms improve Medicare by delivering cheaper prescription drugs, lowering co-pays for seniors among many other important changes." (www.tedforcongress.com)
  • Ted Deutch. Issue Position: Seniors and Retirees. 1 January 2011. "Another central priority of mine in the 112th Congress is the proper enforcement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which contains several provisions that will improve Medicare benefits for seniors. Each year, over 20,000 seniors in Florida's 19th district fall into the Medicare donut hole, resulting in massive prescription bills. Starting in 2011, the health care reform law provides seniors in the donut hole with 50 percent discount on brand name medications, and over the next decade, this unfortunate coverage gap will be completely phased out." (votesmart.org)
  • Theodore Deutch. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Theodore Deutch voted Nay on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "Theodore Deutch supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. Deutch: Repeal of Health Care Reform Devastating to Florida's Economy. 19 January 2011. "A repeal of the Affordable Care Act would have a devastating impact on Florida's economy. Our state has the second-highest rate of uninsured Americans in the country [¦] The Affordable Care Act is putting the brakes on these skyrocketing premiums this year by requiring insurers to run more efficiently or reimburse their customers for unjustifiable hikes in 2012." (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. Issue Position: Health Care. 22 November 2011. "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama is on track to make coverage available to 32 million Americans while reducing our deficit by $143 billion dollars over the next decade. When the implementation of this legislation is complete, no American will have to worry about losing health insurance when they lose their job or move across state lines, nor will insurance companies be allowed to deny coverage based on preexisting conditions." (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. Issue Position: Seniors and Retirees. 1 January 2011. "Another central priority of mine in the 112th Congress is the proper enforcement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which contains several provisions that will improve Medicare benefits for seniors. Each year, over 20,000 seniors in Florida's 19th district fall into the Medicare donut hole, resulting in massive prescription bills. Starting in 2011, the health care reform law provides seniors in the donut hole with 50 percent discount on brand name medications, and over the next decade, this unfortunate coverage gap will be completely phased out." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Theodore Deutch. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Theodore Deutch voted Yea on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "Theodore Deutch supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Theodore Deutch. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Theodore Deutch voted Yea on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. Press Release. 15 June 2012. "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. This policy will protect heroic members of our military and hardworking students who simply want a chance to fulfill the American dream and contribute to the country they love. Though only action by Congress can provide these individuals with an actual path to citizenship, the President's decision is an important step forward and a powerful reminder of his commitment to comprehensive immigration reform." (teddeutch.house.gov)
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "Theodore Deutch supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. Press Release. 15 June 2012. "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. This policy will protect heroic members of our military and hardworking students who simply want a chance to fulfill the American dream and contribute to the country they love. Though only action by Congress can provide these individuals with an actual path to citizenship, the President's decision is an important step forward and a powerful reminder of his commitment to comprehensive immigration reform." (teddeutch.house.gov)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Ted Deutch. Issue Position: Equal Rights. 22 November 2011. "Gays and lesbians should have the same rights as all American citizens including the rights to have committed same-sex relationships with the right of marriage and adoption, to share partner health care benefits, to serve openly as a member of our armed forces, and to be protected against hate crimes based on sexual orientation or gender identity." (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. Issue Position: Civil Rights and Consumer Protection. 22 November 2011. "I am committed to advancing equality and ending discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans. Equal protection under the law must be upheld for all our citizens, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. I am proud to have received a 100% score from the Human Rights Campaign for my efforts to advance marriage equality, repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and prevent discrimination in the workplace." (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. Issues. 25 September 2012. "I strongly believe that all citizens have the right to live their daily lives free from unwarranted government intrusion. LGBT Americans should have the same rights as all American citizens including the rights to have committed same-sex relationships with the right of marriage and adoption, to share partner health care benefits, to serve openly as a member of our armed forces, and to be protected against hate crimes based on sexual orientation or gender identity." (www.tedforcongress.com)
  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "Theodore Deutch supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. Issue Position: Civil Rights and Consumer Protection. 22 November 2011. "I am committed to advancing equality and ending discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans. Equal protection under the law must be upheld for all our citizens, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. I am proud to have received a 100% score from the Human Rights Campaign for my efforts to advance marriage equality, repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and prevent discrimination in the workplace." (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. Issue Position: Equal Rights. 22 November 2011. "Gays and lesbians should have the same rights as all American citizens including the rights to have committed same-sex relationships with the right of marriage and adoption, to share partner health care benefits, to serve openly as a member of our armed forces, and to be protected against hate crimes based on sexual orientation or gender identity." (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. Issues. 25 September 2012. "I strongly believe that all citizens have the right to live their daily lives free from unwarranted government intrusion. LGBT Americans should have the same rights as all American citizens including the rights to have committed same-sex relationships with the right of marriage and adoption, to share partner health care benefits, to serve openly as a member of our armed forces, and to be protected against hate crimes based on sexual orientation or gender identity." (www.tedforcongress.com)
  • Theodore Deutch. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Theodore Deutch voted Yea on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "Theodore Deutch supported the interests of the American Family Association 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Theodore Deutch. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Theodore Deutch voted Yea on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "Theodore Deutch supported the interests of the American Family Association 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "Theodore Deutch supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Ted Deutch. Issue Position: Strong and Smart National Security and Foreign Policy. 22 November 2011. "As a Member of Congress, I will closely monitor U.S. efforts to destroy the worldwide network of al Qaeda and ensure we do not take our eye off the ball in Afghanistan. We must continue to pursue Osama Bin Laden. We also need a smart anti-terrorism policy where we continue to encourage communication between the C.I.A., F.B.I. and local law enforcement to foil domestic plots like the one unraveled recently in New York City. We also need to continue to support countries such as Pakistan that needs material support to destroy Taliban and al Qaeda forces in their country and on their borders." (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. Issue Position: Strong and Smart National Security and Foreign Policy. 22 November 2011. "As a Member of Congress, I will closely monitor U.S. efforts to destroy the worldwide network of al Qaeda and ensure we do not take our eye off the ball in Afghanistan. We must continue to pursue Osama Bin Laden. We also need a smart anti-terrorism policy where we continue to encourage communication between the C.I.A., F.B.I. and local law enforcement to foil domestic plots like the one unraveled recently in New York City. We also need to continue to support countries such as Pakistan that needs material support to destroy Taliban and al Qaeda forces in their country and on their borders." (votesmart.org)

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  • Ted Deutch. Issue Position: Social Security and Medicare. 3 January 2012. "I will never support any proposal that privatizes Social Security or erodes retirement benefits that workers have earned through a lifetime of hard work." (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. Deutch: Republican Budget Privatizes Medicare, Endangers Seniors. 3 January 2012. "South Florida's seniors should be outraged by the new GOP budget that proposes a risky new privatization scheme for Social Security. I reject this plan and call on all candidates for Congress in the 19th District denounce such efforts." (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. Deutch Makes Case Against Social Security Cuts in Budget Committee Testimony. 30 March 2011. "These proposals, such as raising the retirement age, shifting wealthier Americans to private accounts, and turning Social Security into a low-income welfare program offends the very wisdom of this stalwart program. Social Security was created on the simple premise that we are all entitled to a secure retirement after a lifetime of hard work." (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. Issue Position: Seniors and Retirees. 23 November 2011. "In fact, a recent budget proposal supported by the new Chairman of the House Budget Committee once again ties Social Security benefits to risky private accounts and replaces Medicare with limited vouchers for private insurance. If this most recent economic recession has taught us anything, it should be that tying the retirement benefits of America's workers to the whims of the stock market could result in life savings being gambled away." (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. Issue Position: Social Security and Medicare. 3 January 2012. "I will never support any proposal that privatizes Social Security or erodes retirement benefits that workers have earned through a lifetime of hard work." (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. Deutch Makes Case Against Social Security Cuts in Budget Committee Testimony. 30 March 2011. "These proposals, such as raising the retirement age, shifting wealthier Americans to private accounts, and turning Social Security into a low-income welfare program offends the very wisdom of this stalwart program. Social Security was created on the simple premise that we are all entitled to a secure retirement after a lifetime of hard work." (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. Deutch: Republican Budget Privatizes Medicare, Endangers Seniors. 3 January 2012. "South Florida's seniors should be outraged by the new GOP budget that proposes a risky new privatization scheme for Social Security. I reject this plan and call on all candidates for Congress in the 19th District denounce such efforts." (votesmart.org)
  • Ted Deutch. Issue Position: Seniors and Retirees. 23 November 2011. "In fact, a recent budget proposal supported by the new Chairman of the House Budget Committee once again ties Social Security benefits to risky private accounts and replaces Medicare with limited vouchers for private insurance. If this most recent economic recession has taught us anything, it should be that tying the retirement benefits of America's workers to the whims of the stock market could result in life savings being gambled away." (votesmart.org)

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