Rep. Erik Paulsen

Representative from Minnesota’s 3rd District, Republican

Paulsen, a Republican, has been the representative for Minnesota's 3rd congressional district since Jan 6, 2009 (next election in 2016) (map).



Our unique analysis of the bills Paulsen has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Paulsen is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Paulsen for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Erik Paulsen sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Paulsen sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (42%) Health (21%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (20%) Housing and Community Development (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2009 to Sep 2016, Paulsen missed 56 of 5,742 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. This is better than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 13 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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