Rep. Ronald “Ron” Paul

Former Representative from Texas’s 14th District, Republican

Paul, a Republican, was the representative for Texas's 14th congressional district from 1997 to 2012.

He was previously the representative for Texas's 22nd congressional district (1979-1984); and the representative for Texas's 22nd congressional district (1975-1976).



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2013. 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)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Paul sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (36%) Health (15%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Finance and Financial Sector (12%) Social Welfare (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (5%) Transportation and Public Works (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Apr 1976 to Jan 2013, Paul missed 1,886 of 14,497 roll call votes, which is 13.0%. This is much worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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