Rep. Paul Gosar

Representative from Arizona’s 4th District, Republican

Gosar, a Republican, has been the representative for Arizona's 4th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

He was previously the representative for Arizona's 1st congressional district (2011-2012).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Gosar 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). Gosar is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Gosar for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Paul Gosar sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Gosar sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (32%) Health (12%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (12%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Immigration (8%) Environmental Protection (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) International Affairs (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Gosar’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 5607: Enhancing Treasury’s Anti-Terror Tools Act
Jul 11, 2016. Passed.
Nay S. 1252: Global Food Security Act of 2016
Jul 6, 2016. Passed.
Nay H.R. 4889: Kelsey Smith Act
May 23, 2016. Failed.
No H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
Not Voting H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Dec 2016, Gosar missed 292 of 4,135 roll call votes, which is 7.1%. This is much worse than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 18 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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