Sen. Rand Paul [R]

Senator from Kentucky

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
2011-2016 Senator Kentucky

2014 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 (18%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Economics and Public Finance (14%) Environmental Protection (11%) Taxation (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) 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 Nov 2015, Paul missed 58 of 1,452 roll call votes, which is 4.0%. 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

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