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)
Read our 2015 Report Card for Paul for more statistics.
Rand Paul sits on the following committees:
- Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
- Chairman, Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management
- Member, Subcommittee on Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
- Member, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy
- Member, Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation
- Member, Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism
- Member, Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development
- Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Paul sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (21%) International Affairs (18%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) Environmental Protection (11%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Taxation (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Transportation and Public Works (7%)
Some of Paul’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3041: Muhammad Ali Voluntary Service Act
- S. 2995: Portfolio Lending and Mortgage Access Act
- S.Res. 461: A resolution commending the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, John Sopko, and ...
- S. 2802: Protecting Gun Rights and Due Process Act
- S. 2696: Protect Small Business Jobs Act of 2016
- S. 2695: Anti-Trust Freedom Act of 2016
- S.J.Res. 31: A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale ...
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From Jan 2011 to Jul 2016, Paul missed 63 of 1,616 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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