Read our 2016 Report Card for Paulsen.
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)
Erik Paulsen sits on the following committees:
Paulsen was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3209 (114th): Recovering Missing Children Act
- H.R. 606 (114th): Don’t Tax Our Fallen Public Safety Heroes Act
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Paulsen sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Paulsen’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 1953: Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2017
- H.R. 1840: Reinvigorating Antibiotic and Diagnostic Innovation Act of 2017
- H.R. 1686: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the limitation on ...
- H.R. 1175: Health Savings Act of 2017
- H.Res. 142: Expressing support for designation of the week of October 29 through November 4, ...
- H.R. 894: Interest for Others Act of 2017
- H.R. 807: Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act of 2017
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H.R. 985: Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education, and Promotion Act of 2015
Nov 14, 2016. Passed 355/38.
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 6190 (112th): Asthma Inhalers Relief Act of 2012
Dec 12, 2012. Failed 229/182.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
H.R. 1320 (111th): Federal Advisory Committee Act Amendments of 2010
Jul 26, 2010. Passed 250/124.
H.R. 3548 (111th): Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009
Sep 22, 2009. Passed 331/83.
From Jan 2009 to Apr 2017, Paulsen missed 56 of 6,011 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 2.2% 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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