Gosar is the representative for Arizona’s 4th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. Gosar is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
He was previously the representative for Arizona’s 1st congressional district as a Republican from 2011 to 2012.
On Nov. 7, 2021, Rep. Gosar posted on his official social media accounts a video clip taken from the opening credits of an animated show called Attack of the Titans. The clip was altered to add real people's faces to various characters. The result was a character with his face killing one with Rep. Ocasio-Cortez's face and flying at one, armed with swords, with President Biden's face. On Nov. 17, Rep. Gosar was censured and removed from his committee assignments (one of which he shared with Rep. Ocasio-Cortez) by a vote of 223-207.
|Nov. 7, 2021||Rep. Gosar posted the video clip.|
|Nov. 17, 2021||House of Representatives censured Rep. Gosar and removed him from committee assignments|
Gosar 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 Gosar has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Aug 5, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Paul Gosar sits on the following committees:
Gosar was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 3314 (116th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1750 McCulloch Boulevard North in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, as the “Lake Havasu City Combat …
- H.R. 1268 (116th): Bureau of Reclamation Transparency Act
- H.R. 755 (116th): Black Mountain Range and Bullhead City Land Exchange Act of 2019
- H.R. 756 (116th): Embry-Riddle Tri-City Land Exchange Completion Act of 2019
- H.R. 274 (116th): Cottonwood Land Exchange Act of 2019
- H.R. 304 (116th): La Paz County Land Conveyance Act
- H.R. 6304 (114th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 501 North Main Street in Florence, Arizona, as the “Adolfo ‘Harpo’ Celaya Post Office”.
Does 11 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).
Gosar sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Public Lands and Natural Resources (25%) Immigration (17%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Environmental Protection (8%) International Affairs (8%) Education (7%) Science, Technology, Communications (7%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Gosar recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 8612: To amend section 230 of the Communications Act of 1934 (commonly referred to …
- H.Res. 1244: Of inquiry requesting the President and directing the Secretary of Health and Human …
- H.R. 8244: Granite Mountain Hotshots Commemorative Coin Act
- H.R. 8228: Death Penalty for Dealing Fentanyl Act of 2022
- H.R. 7380: Cartel Haven Sanction Act
- H.R. 7157: Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area Reauthorization Act
- H.R. 7087: To require inns, hotels, motels, and other establishments that provide lodging to transient …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2011 to Jul 2022, Gosar missed 436 of 7,165 roll call votes, which is 6.1%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% 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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
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