U.S. House Representatives (FL)

The U.S. House of Representatives is the second of two parts of the U.S. Congress. The major power of the House is to pass Federal Legislation that affect the country as a whole. Federal Legislation passed by the House must then by passed by the Senate and President, respectively, before becoming law.  

Each state is represented in the House by its population. Florida's population allows for 25 Representatives. Representatives serve a term of two years.

The Speaker of the House is elected by the members of the House and traditionally the leader of the House Democratic Caucus or the House Republican Conference; which ever has the most votes. The total Representatives include both Voting (435) and non-voting (6). As of 2012, the Republican Party hold 242 seats and the Democratic Party holds 190.


Current U.S. House Party Standings

AffiliationMembersDelegates / Resident CommissionerNumber of State Majorities
Democratic Party 190 6 16
Republican Party 242 0 33
Vacancy 3 0  
Majority 50    


U.S. Congress Florida House Representatives

DistrictRepresentativeFirearm IssuesCommittee(s)
1 Miller, Jeff (R)  Pro-Gun Veterans' Affairs; Armed Services; Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
2 Southerland, Steve (R)  Pro-Gun Agriculture; Natural Resources; Transportation and Infrastructure
3 Brown, Corrine (D)  Poorly Rated
Transportation and Infrastructure; Veterans' Affairs
4 Crenshaw, Ander (R)  Pro-Gun Appropriations
5 Nugent, Richard (R)  Pro-Gun House Administration Rules
6 Stearms, Cliff (R)  Pro-Gun Energy and Commerce; Veterans' Affairs
7 Mica, John (R)  Pro-Gun Transportation and Infrastructure; Oversight and Government Reform
8 Webster, Daniel (R)  Pro-Gun Rules
9 Bilirakis, Gus M. (R)  Pro-Gun
Foreign Affairs; Homeland Security; Veterans' Affairs
10 Young, C.W. Bill (R)  Pro-Gun Appropriations
11 Castor, Kathy (D)  No Stance Budget; Energy and Commerce
12 Ross, Dennis (R)  Pro-Gun Education and the Workforce; Judiciary; Oversight and Government Reform
13 Buchanan, Vern (R)  Pro-Gun Ways and Means
14 Mack, Connie (R)   Foreign Affairs; Oversight and Government Reform
15 Posey, Bill (R)  Pro-Gun Financial Services
16 Rooney, Tom (R)  Pro-Gun Agriculture; Armed Services; Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
17 Wilson, Frederica (D)  Anti-Gun Foreign Affairs; Science, Space, and Technology
18 Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana (R)  Pro-Gun Foreign Affairs
19 Deutch, Ted (D)  Anti-Gun Foreign Affairs; Judiciary
20 Wasserman Schultz, Debbie (D)  Anti-Gun Budget
21 Diaz-Balart, Mario (R)  Pro-Gun
22 West, Allen (R)  Pro-Gun Armed Services; Small Business
23 Hastings, Alcee L (D)  Anti-Gun Rules
24 Adams, Sandy (R) Pro-Gun Judiciary; Science, Space, and Technology
25 Rivera, David (R) Pro-Gun Foreign Affairs; Natural Resources


Sources from The House.gov, On The Issue, and Wiki.