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)
Paul was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 2121 (111th): To authorize the Administrator of General Services to convey a parcel of real property in Galveston, Texas, to the Galveston Historical Foundation.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
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%)
Some of Paul’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6342 (112th): Compassionate Freedom of Choice Act of 2012
- H.R. 5993 (112th): Syria Non-Intervention Act of 2012
- H.R. 5628 (112th): To extend the temporary suspension of duty on mixtures or coprecipitates of ...
- H.R. 5629 (112th): To extend the temporary suspension of duty on cerium sulfide pigments.
- H.R. 5627 (112th): To extend the temporary suspension of duty on lutetium oxide.
- H.R. 3785 (112th): To repeal section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal ...
- H.R. 3602 (112th): Spouse Equity Election Clarification Amendment Act of 2011
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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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills