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Rep. Paul Broun Jr.

Former Representative for Georgia’s 10th District

Broun was the representative for Georgia’s 10th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2007 to 2014.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

In 2014 Broun was investigated for using official resources for campaign purposes. The House Committee on Ethics published the Office of Congressional Ethics Report and Findings and the member's response. Broun lost his 2014 election.

Jul. 31, 2014 House Office of Congressional Ethics recommended that the Committee on Ethics further review the allegation
Oct. 29, 2015 House Committee on Ethics published the Office of Congressional Ethics Report and Findings and the member's response.
Nov. 4, 2014 Broun lost reelection.
Jan. 2, 2015 House Committee on Ethics reported that the end of the member's term ended the committee's jurisdiction.
Photo of Rep. Paul Broun [R-GA10, 2007-2014]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Broun.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Broun is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2014 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 Broun sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 11, 2014. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Broun sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (18%) Economics and Public Finance (18%) Health (18%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Immigration (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Broun voted Nay

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

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 ...

Broun voted No

Broun voted No

Broun voted No

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

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 ...

Broun voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Jul 2007 to Dec 2014, Broun missed 200 of 5,616 roll call votes, which is 3.6%. This is worse than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2014. 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: