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Rep. Ted Deutch
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Democrat Ted Deutch serves Florida's 21st district in the House of Representatives. In Congress, Ted has championed legislation to strengthen retirement security in America, close our trade deficit, and create opportunity for middle class families.

Congressman Deutch has introduced legislation to strengthen Social Security for decades to come. The Protecting and Preserving Social Security Act extends Social Security's solvency by bringing tax fairness to the payroll tax contribution system. The bill also guarantees seniors adequate cost of living adjustments without raising the retirement age.

Congressman Deutch is also a leading voice in the movement to amend the Constitution to overturn Citizens United and other Supreme Court cases that have diminished the right of the people to limit money in politics. The Democracy is for People Amendment has also been introduced in the United States Senate by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Ted came to Congress with a record of standing up to special interests in the Florida State Senate. In Tallahassee, he took on the powerful tobacco lobby
and passed a dollar surcharged on cigarette sales that has generated over a billion dollars for health care and cancer research for Floridians. He also gained national recognition for passing the nation's first state law divesting public pension funds from companies that support Iran's nuclear weapons program or genocide in Darfur.

Ted lives in West Boca Raton with his wife Jill and their three children.

Entries by Rep. Ted Deutch

The Real Scandal Is Money in Politics, Not the IRS

(39) Comments | Posted July 19, 2013 | 1:36 PM

We now know that the IRS did not only target conservative groups seeking 501(c)(4) status. The applications of tea party and progressive groups alike were subject to scrutiny. However, the lack of a scandalous conspiracy at the IRS is no reason to allow this behavior to continue. The IRS does...

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#SuperPACTuesday

(1) Comments | Posted March 2, 2012 | 11:31 AM

With the Michigan primary behind us, pundits are now looking to next week's Super Tuesday elections to see if clarity is brought to the Republican primary contest. Yet if New Hampshire, South Carolina, Florida, and other recent primaries are any indication, it's unlikely that voters in any state will be...

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Stopping a Citizens United on Steroids

(0) Comments | Posted January 25, 2012 | 12:43 PM

As multimillion-dollar Super PAC ads begin airing statewide, Floridians are getting a firsthand look at how the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision has changed presidential elections.

Mitt Romney may try in vain to distance himself from the Super PAC his staff founded to accept millions from anonymous donors and stamp...

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Free Trade Deals Will Export American Jobs, Not American Products

(5) Comments | Posted October 12, 2011 | 3:32 PM

In the midst of unprecedented long-term unemployment, I cannot support trade agreements that repeat the mistakes of previous trade deals that shipped millions of American jobs overseas and exploded our national trade deficit.

In the recent past, the American people were sold NAFTA and the Chinese-WTO deal with false...

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Governor Scott One Step Closer to Handing Medicaid Over to For-Profit HMOs

(43) Comments | Posted April 1, 2011 | 12:18 PM

Republicans in Tallahassee are on a fast track towards decimating health care in Florida. Yesterday, the Florida House Budget Committee passed a proposal to eliminate $50 million for cancer research. I drafted this measure while in the State Senate to increase the cigarette tax by a dollar, generating $1 billion...

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Payroll Tax Cut Opens Door to Republicans Attacks on Social Security

(71) Comments | Posted December 14, 2010 | 12:48 PM

President Obama should be commended for fighting to include additional tax cuts for working Americans during negotiations with congressional Republicans over the approaching expiration of the Bush tax cuts. Giving struggling American families extra spending money will provide our economy with a desperately needed boost.

Yet, one method by...

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