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Rep. Ralph Norman Jr.

Representative for South Carolina’s 5th District

pronounced ralf // NAWR-mun

Norman, a Republican, is the representative for South Carolina’s 5th congressional district (view map) and has served since Jun 26, 2017. Norman is next up for reelection in 2018.

Photo of Rep. Ralph Norman [R-SC5]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for Norman.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Norman 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 liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Norman has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Americans for Prosperity: 100% NumbersUSA: 88% NIAC Action: D

Committee Membership

Ralph Norman Jr. sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Norman’s Vote Vote Description
No H.R. 1892: Further Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018; Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018; SUSTAIN Care Act of 2018; Honoring Hometown Heroes Act
Feb 9, 2018. Passed 240/186.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of funding for the federal government through March 23, 2018, to avert a government shutdown that would have occurred on February 9, 2018 had this bill not been enacted. The bill was introduced as the Honoring Hometown Heroes ...
Nay S. 139: Rapid DNA Act of 2017
Jan 11, 2018. Passed 256/164.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017. The bill would extend so-called "section 702" government surveillance under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The bill was originally introduced and passed the Senate in 2017 as the Rapid DNA ...
Yea H.R. 4667: Making further supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, for disaster assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and calendar year 2017 wildfires, ...
Dec 21, 2017. Passed 251/169.
Nay H.Res. 569: Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017
Oct 12, 2017. Passed 353/69.
This resolution rewrote the text of H.R. 2266 to be the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017, and sent the new text of H.R. 2266 back to the Senate for approval. The text of the bill can be found in this resolution.

Missed Votes

From Jun 2017 to Feb 2018, Norman missed 6 of 467 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is better than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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