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Rep. Ralph Norman Jr.

Representative for South Carolina’s 5th District

pronounced ralf // NAWR-mun

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

Photo of Rep. Ralph Norman [R-SC5]


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:

Enacted Legislation

Norman was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Norman sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (26%) Arts, Culture, Religion (16%) Science, Technology, Communications (16%) Environmental Protection (11%) Health (11%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Taxation (11%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Norman’s Vote Vote Description
Yea S. 1182: The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act
Jul 25, 2018. Passed 366/52.
The House Amendment to S. 1182 extends the National Flood Insurance Program, which is set to expire July 31, 2018, through November 30, 2018. This amendment does not include any reforms to the program; it is only a short-term extension. The NFIP was originally set ...
No H.Res. 796: Providing for consideration of H.R. 1625: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018
Mar 22, 2018. Passed 211/207.
With this vote, the House agreed to consider the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 for one hour with no amendments allowed. The Consolidated Appropriations Act adds new text into the pre-existing bill H.R. 1625, the TARGET Act. As of Mar. 22, 2018, H.R. 1625 has ...
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.

Missed Votes

From Jun 2017 to Jul 2018, Norman missed 10 of 766 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is better than the median of 2.4% 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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