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Rep. Ronny Jackson

Representative for Texas’s 13th District

pronounced RON-ee // JAK-sun

Jackson is the representative for Texas’s 13th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2021. Jackson is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. He is 55 years old.

Elections must be decided by counting votes

Our work to hold Congress accountable only matters if elections are decided by counting votes. President Trump, his senior government advisors, and Republican legislators collaborated to have the 2020 presidential election decided instead by incumbent politicians running in the very same election. Their attempts to suppress entire state-certified vote counts without adjudication in the courts and using a disinformation campaign of lies and conspiracy theories was a months-long, multifarious attempted coup.

Jackson was among the Republican legislators who participated in the attempted coup. On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the violent insurrection at the Capitol, Jackson voted to reject the state-certified election results of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania (states narrowly won by Democrats), which could have changed the outcome of the election. These legislators pumped the lies and preposterous legal arguments about the election that motivated the January 6, 2021 violent insurrection at the Capitol. The January 6, 2021 violent insurrection at the Capitol, led on the front lines by militant white supremacy groups, attempted to prevent President-elect Joe Biden from taking office by disrupting Congress’s count of electors.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

In 2022, the House Committee on Ethics announced it would extend its investigation of allegations of campaign finance violations.

Dec. 22, 2021 Office of Congressional Ethics recommended further review by the House Committee on Ethics
Apr. 7, 2022 House Committee on Ethics extended the matter regarding the representative
Apr. 7, 2022 Jackson's office said that the investigation concerned alleged campaign finance violations.
May. 23, 2022 House Committee on Ethics published the Office of Congressional Ethics Report and Findings and Jackson's response
Photo of Rep. Ronny Jackson [R-TX13]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2022 Report Card for Jackson.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Jackson is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 Jackson has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Mar 22, 2023. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Ronny Jackson sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Jackson was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

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 at least about half 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Jackson sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (36%) International Affairs (18%) Immigration (9%) Taxation (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%) Education (6%) Government Operations and Politics (6%) Labor and Employment (6%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Jackson recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Jackson voted Nay

Passed 360/64 on Sep 22, 2022.

Jackson voted Yea

Jackson voted Nay

Jackson voted Nay

Jackson voted Yea

Jackson voted Nay

Passed 406/17 on Nov 2, 2021.

Jackson voted Nay

Passed 379/51 on Oct 19, 2021.

Jackson voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Jan 2021 to Mar 2023, Jackson missed 39 of 1,151 roll call votes, which is 3.4%. This is worse than the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of representatives 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, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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