Paul is the junior senator from Kentucky and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 5, 2011. Paul is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Read our 2019 Report Card for Paul.
Paul is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Paul has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 6, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Paul sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (24%) Economics and Public Finance (13%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Health (11%) Environmental Protection (10%) Taxation (10%) Immigration (7%)
Some of Paul’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 5058 (116th): Local News and Broadcast Media Preservation Act of 2020
- S. 5057 (116th): Antitrust Freedom Act of 2020
- S. 5017 (116th): HEMP Act of 2020
- S. 5014: Government Shutdown Prevention Act of 2020
- S. 4979 (116th): A bill to terminate the Department of Education.
- S. 4932: Medicare Reimbursement Equity Act of 2020
- S. 4878: Stopping Improper Payments to Foreigners Act
From Jan 2011 to Jan 2021, Paul missed 151 of 2,965 roll call votes, which is 5.1%. 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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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