Rep. Paul Ryan

Speaker of the House

Representative from Wisconsin’s 1st District, Republican

Ryan, a Republican, has been the representative for Wisconsin's 1st congressional district since Jan 6, 1999 (next election in 2016) (map).

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

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Ryan for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Paul Ryan sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Ryan sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Economics and Public Finance (47%) Health (18%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Government Operations and Politics (12%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1999 to Sep 2016, Ryan missed 238 of 11,573 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 96 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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