Taylor was the representative for Virginia’s 2nd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2017 to 2018.
Read our 2018 Report Card for Taylor.
Taylor is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2018 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Taylor sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2013 to Dec 21, 2018. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Taylor was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5075 (115th): Ashanti Alert Act of 2018
- H.R. 2772: SEA Act of 2018
- H.R. 2517: To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for requirements relating to the reassignment of Department of Veterans Affairs senior executive employees.
Does 3 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).
Taylor sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Taylor’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 1182: Designating the National Center for Coastal Resilience, a partnership among Old Dominion University, ...
- H.R. 6860 (115th): GI Bill Transfer Extension Act
- H.R. 6769: GI Bill Transfer Extension Act
- H.Res. 984: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the use of continuing ...
- H.R. 5986: Bill Mulder and Ryan Larkin Posttraumatic Growth Act
- H.R. 5575: Pathway to Parenting Act of 2018
- H.R. 5574: HOPR Act
From Jan 2017 to Dec 2018, Taylor missed 72 of 1,210 roll call votes, which is 6.0%. This is much worse than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2018. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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