Congressman Ted Deutch, 50, represents Florida's 22nd district, home to communities throughout western Palm Beach County and Broward County in sunny South Florida. Now serving his fifth term in the 115th Congress, he has been described as a rising voice in the House Democratic Caucus by the Washington newspaper Roll Call and was previously named one of the Forward newspaper's top Jewish politicians to watch. He is a member of the House Judiciary Committee, the House Ethics Committee, and the House Foreign Affairs Committee, on which he serves as Ranking Democrat on the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee.
Noted by the South Florida Sun Sentinel for his accessible personality, sense of humor, and thoughtful approach to the issues, Ted has proven himself to be energetic advocate for the priorities of his constituents. His plan to strengthen Social Security and improve benefits for all retirees was highlighted by the New York Times, and his efforts to boost cancer research, fight hunger and poverty, and institute sensible criminal justice reforms has won praise from prominent organizations like the American Cancer Society, the National Committee to Preserve Medicare and Social Security, and the American Bar Association. Ted's priorities in the 114th Congress include promoting economic opportunity in South Florida, reducing the influence of big money in our elections, reforming our broken immigration system, and advancing the security interests of the United States, Israel, and our allies.
As a member of the House Judiciary Committee, Ted has worked to defend voting rights, protect the integrity of our elections, and promote equality under the law.