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Rep. Chip Roy

Representative for Texas’s 21st District

pronounced chip // roy


Roy is the representative for Texas’s 21st congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2019. Roy is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Roy has cosponsored 81 bills introduced in the current Congress by Republican legislators who fomented the terrorist attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 by calling for entire states to be disenfranchised in the 2020 presidential election.
Photo of Rep. Chip Roy [R-TX21]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2020 Report Card for Roy.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Roy is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Roy has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jun 17, 2021. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

The Club for Growth: 100% Human Rights Campaign: 0% League of Conservation Voters: 0% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Committee Membership

Chip Roy sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Roy was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Roy sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (26%) Armed Forces and National Security (18%) Health (12%) Education (12%) Taxation (12%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Immigration (6%) Commerce (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Roy’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Roy voted Nay

Roy voted Nay

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due ...

Roy voted Nay

Roy voted Nay

Roy voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Jun 2021, Roy missed 25 of 1,126 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: