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Rep. Chip Roy

Representative for Texas’s 21st District

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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 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021 unless re-elected.

Photo of Rep. Chip Roy [R-TX21]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2019 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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to Jul 9, 2020. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

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:

Armed Forces and National Security (31%) Taxation (23%) International Affairs (15%) Health (15%) Commerce (15%)

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 373/45 on Feb 5, 2020.

Roy voted No

Passed 260/165 on Dec 11, 2019.

Roy voted Nay

Passed 284/149 on Jul 25, 2019.

Roy voted Nay

Roy voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Jul 2020, Roy missed 17 of 839 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% 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: