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).



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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Paul for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Rand Paul sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Paul sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (20%) International Affairs (19%) Crime and Law Enforcement (14%) Environmental Protection (11%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Taxation (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Transportation and Public Works (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2011 to Sep 2016, Paul missed 63 of 1,633 roll call votes, which is 3.9%. This is much worse than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: