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 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. He is 50 years old.
In the summer of 2021, Rep. Roy was fined for failing to wear a mask on the House floor during the COVID-19 pandemic.
|Aug. 2, 2021||House Sergeant at Arms fined Roy for failing to wear a mask on the House floor during the COVID-19 pandemic|
|Sep. 8, 2021||House Committee on Ethics announced that Roy had not appealed the fine|
Read our 2022 Report Card for Roy.
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, 2019 to Mar 21, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
Chip Roy sits on the following committees:
Roy was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
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).
Roy sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (27%) Armed Forces and National Security (16%) Education (13%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Taxation (12%) Health (7%) Immigration (7%) Commerce (4%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Roy recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 1564: To direct the Secretary of State to submit to Congress a report on …
- H.R. 1563: To prohibit contributions to the United Nations Human Rights Council, and for other …
- H.R. 1102: UNRWA Accountability and Transparency Act
- H.R. 948: Dr. Li Wenliang Congressional Gold Medal Act
- H.R. 947: Bring Entrepreneurial Advancements To Consumers Here In North America Act
- H.R. 678: Restoring Military Focus Act
- H.R. 571: SCHOOL Act of 2023
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2019 to Mar 2023, Roy missed 50 of 2,097 roll call votes, which is 2.4%. This is worse than the median of 1.5% 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, major life events, and running for higher office.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Office of Chip Roy for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills