Sen. Rand Paul

Senator from Kentucky, Republican

Paul, a Republican, has been the junior senator from Kentucky since Jan 5, 2011 (next election in 2016).

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2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Paul has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Paul is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Rand Paul sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Paul sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (20%) International Affairs (19%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Environmental Protection (10%) Taxation (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Transportation and Public Works (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2011 to Apr 2016, Paul missed 63 of 1,547 roll call votes, which is 4.1%. This is much worse than the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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