The Florida Chamber of Commerce released its official 2021 Florida Chamber Legislative Report Card on Friday, showcasing grades earned by all 160 legislators in the Florida House and Senate based on their votes during the 2021 Legislative Session.
The business advocacy group tabulated 4,931 votes cast during the 2021 Legislative Session, with the Chamber rewarding high marks to legislators pushing their top priorities. Some of the top issues this session included protecting businesses and healthcare providers from frivolous COVID-19 lawsuits and leveling the playing field between out-of-stage online retailers and local, brick-and-mortar businesses by closing an online sales tax loophole.
According to the comprehensive report, the Chamber awarded 88 lawmakers with A’s, 13 with B’s, 8 with C’s, 12 with D’s, and 39 with F’s. The Florida House obtained an average GPA of 79 percent, while the Florida Senate edged them out with an 80 percent score.
“Florida’s economy won with the Florida Chamber-backed, pro-jobs policy passed during the 2021 Legislative Session,” said Florida Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Mark Wilson. “The actions taken by Governor DeSantis and Florida’s lawmakers will go a long way in continuing to build momentum towards creating the more than 2 million jobs necessary to take Florida from the 17th largest economy in the world to the 10th largest by 2030 and securing Florida’s future.”
Check out our 2021 Legislative Report Card and see how your legislators voted in favor of FL job creators & investing in FL’s long-term future during this year’s session. Find your legislators’ grades here: https://t.co/7z9nS80Zb2 #FLLegReportCard2021 #FLOpen4Biz @Fla_Pol pic.twitter.com/MT4ecU4emU
— Florida Chamber (@FlChamber) June 18, 2021
The Florida Chamber’s 2021 Legislative Report Card is an annual opportunity to recognize members of the Florida Legislature who placed making Florida more competitive through private-sector job creation above special interests and attempts to protect the status quo. The Report Card also lets Florida families, small businesses, taxpayers and voters know who voted in favor of private sector job creation and a stronger economy.
To see the grades received by each of Florida’s 160 Legislators following the 2021 Legislative Session, visit https://reportcard.flchamber.