Reviewing the record: Gaetz' War on Women

For a man still under active investigation for sex trafficking minors, among other crimes, Matt Gaetz' voting record on bills related to trafficking and violence against women should horrify any woman, mother, sister, father, brother and decent human being who reads this.


Even if we set aside the bullying of teenage girls online, the derogatory comments about women's looks, and his public use of Venmo to pay prostitutes (some of whom may have been underage), there is still Matt Gaetz' voting record in Congress to consider.


What did Matt Gaetz do in his capacity as Congressman for our district to help trafficking victims, women, healthcare workers, and children?


Regarding human and sex trafficking:

Matt Gaetz voted NO on:

HR6729 -Empowering Financial Institutions to Fight Human Trafficking Act of 2018 (Passed with bipartisan support, signed into law by Trump)


Matt Gaetz voted NO on:

HR1865 - Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act

++Passed 388-25

Matt Gaetz voted NO on:

HR2200- Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2018

++Passed 368-7

Matt Gaetz voted NO on:

S.1536 - Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act

++ Passed 419-1

Matt Gaetz voted NO on:

HR3249 -Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act of 2018 (allocated funding to cracking down on human trafficking)

++ Passed 394-13


Matt Gaetz voted NO on:

HR6552 -Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2022

++Passed 401-20


Matt Gaetz voted NO on:

HR502: Fight Illicit Networks and Detect Trafficking Act

++ Passed 412-3


On protecting women and children against violence:

Matt Gaetz voted NO on:

HR1585: The Violence Against Women Act (2019)

++ Passed with bipartisan support, 263-158

Matt Gaetz voted NO on:

HR 1195: Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act

++ Passed with bipartisan support, 254-166

Matt Gaetz voted NO on:

HR1620: The Violence Against Women Act (2021)

++ Passed with bipartisan support, 244-172

Matt Gaetz voted NO on:

HR7666: Mental Health and Well-Being Act of 2022

++ 402-20

Matt Gaetz voted NO on:

HR5706: Stop Sexual Assault and Harassment in Transportation Act

++ Passed 339-85


Matt Gaetz DID NOT VOTE on:

Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act. Passed 345-73.

Domestic Trafficking Victims’ Fund in Sept. 2022. It passed 415-0.


Matt Gaetz’ vote was not clarified due to voice only vote on:

H.R.1808 - Improving Support for Missing and Exploited Children Act of 2017

H.R.2408 - Protecting Girls' Access to Education Act

H.R.2664 - Enhancing Detection of Human Trafficking Act

H.R.2484 - Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017

H.R.2742 - Modernizing the Interstate Placement of Children in Foster Care Act

H.R.6069 – FIND Trafficking Act

H.R.2473 - Put Trafficking Victims First Act of 2017

HR7566 - Stop Human Trafficking in School Zones Act

H.R.7181 - Human Trafficking Prevention Act of 2022

H.R.2480 - Empowering Law Enforcement to Fight Sex Trafficking Demand Act

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