Quotes by: Ted Deutch

Ted Deutch
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 22nd district
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
Preceded by Lois Frankel
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 21st district
In office
January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2017
Preceded by Mario Diaz-Balart
Succeeded by Lois Frankel
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 19th district
In office
April 13, 2010 – January 3, 2013
Preceded by Robert Wexler
Succeeded by Trey Radel
Member of the Florida Senate
from the 30th district
In office
January 2007 – April 13, 2010
Preceded by Ron Klein
Succeeded by Maria Sachs
Personal details
Born Theodore Eliot Deutch
(1966-05-07) May 7, 1966 (age 50)
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Jill Weinstock
Children 3, Serena, Cole, Gabrielle
Alma mater University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor,
University of Michigan Law School
Religion Judaism

Citizens United opened a door that's frustrated anyone who's looking.
Ted Deutch
It's not class warfare to suggest that we shouldn't look to seniors and the less fortunate to bear the brunt of deficit reduction. I believe America needs to understand there needs to be a sense of fairness.
Ted Deutch
Social media companies must work closely with the U.S. government to ensure their platforms are not being used by terrorist organizations to do harm to our country.
Ted Deutch
From the preemptive strike that destroyed Egypt's air force during the Six-Day War, to the daring raid on Entebbe, to using all available means to slow the Iranian nuclear program, Israelis have combined strength with ingenuity to keep the country's enemies at bay.
Ted Deutch
While I was serving in the Florida Senate, American soldiers were being killed in Iraq, a war we should have never started, and often by Iranian proxies and their improvised explosive devices.
Ted Deutch
Unfortunately, we have seen terrorist groups use social media to spread hateful propaganda, to recruit members, and to incite violence with alarming effectiveness.
Ted Deutch
This isn't about grabbing people's guns; this isn't about changing the Second Amendment. This simply says that someone who is on the terrorist watch list - a dangerous terrorist - should not be able to purchase a gun.
Ted Deutch
There is total unanimity that the most serious threat facing the United States and Israel is a nuclear-armed Iran.
Ted Deutch
It was sanctions that drove Iran to the negotiating table in the first place.
Ted Deutch
After a decade in public life working to stop Iran from ever acquiring nuclear weapons, I cannot support a deal giving Iran billions of dollars in sanctions relief - in return for letting it maintain an advanced nuclear program and the infrastructure of a threshold nuclear state.
Ted Deutch
It's hard to see how the Copyright Office can rise to the many challenges of the 21st-century work that you do without dramatically more independence and dramatically more flexibility.
Ted Deutch
Social Security is legally prohibited from contributing to the deficit. It cannot use debt to pay out benefits.
Ted Deutch
Because Republicans have no ideas, they want to turn elections into the battle of dollars.
Ted Deutch
Right now, there is no way that the federal government can prevent someone who's on the terror watch list from buying a gun - none.
Ted Deutch
When enacted, health care reform provides generous tax credits to help people afford their health insurance premiums.
Ted Deutch
I'm really excited about the prospect of deepening what is already a really strong relationship that I have with the people of Broward.
Ted Deutch
Denying our courts the ability to hear oil-related cases of great consequence to our environment and our economy is completely the wrong direction to protect the rights of Floridians.
Ted Deutch
Ultimately, the goal of sanctions is to ratchet up the economic pressure on the Iranians to such a level that the regime determines it is simply too great to bear, and they are forced to weigh the decision to carry on their nuclear development and their illicit quest for nuclear weapons against the ever-growing pressure from their own people.
Ted Deutch
We need to move past blame and make sure we are delivering care to our veterans.
Ted Deutch
There's been an unfortunate history of efforts to make sure Florida's votes don't count. Given that history, it's clear why people here would be especially concerned about efforts undertaken by Super PACs and the corporations that fund them to dictate the outcome of elections.
Ted Deutch
For many older Americans who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, a lifetime of discrimination has undermined their right to a retirement with dignity.
Ted Deutch
What's lost in this whole debate, unfortunately, is that Social Security is not a giveaway where we take money to give to other people. It's a contract with the government... that's worked for 75 years. It's the most successful government program that we've ever had.
Ted Deutch
I have an open door to meet with my constituents and that I work hard to respond to their needs, and I'm proud of the constituent service that we provide.
Ted Deutch

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