Ted Deutch, U.S. Representative for Florida

Ted Deutch

U.S. Representative for Florida

Theodore Eliot “Ted” Deutch was born in May 1956 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, was awarded the Harry S. Truman scholarship, and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School.

He served four years as a member of the Florida Senate. He organized 2,500 people to march on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. to pressure Congress on a slate of issues affecting children and the elderly. He has been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives since April 2010, and currently serves as the Chairman of the House Ethics Committee.

He is married to Jill Weinstock and they have three children.  He is Jewish and a vegan.

In the News…

A member of the Federal Election Commission addressed the House Judiciary Committee, drawing attention to her agency’s current predicament—the need for more commissioners.  The White House nominates commission members. While it is not a congressional problem, their lack of a quorum makes exercising their oversight more than difficult.

That said, Representative Ted Deutch of Florida wants the activities of the partially dysfunctional commission made more difficult through a constitutional amendment that would undo the 2020 Citizens United decision.

Congressman Duetch has introduced a Democracy for All amendment. Of it, he said, “Over the past 10 years, we have seen wealthy individuals and corporations evade disclosure and slip around anti-coordination rules. The deeply rooted problem of money in politics requires a constitutional amendment.”

A former FEC commissioner said corporate spending in elections still amounts to typically less than 5 percent, with most political money still coming from individual donors.

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Congressman Deutch today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Ted Deutch
U.S. Representative for Florida
2447 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515


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