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Rep. Thomas Massie

Representative for Kentucky’s 4th District

pronounced TOM-iss // MA-see

Massie is the representative for Kentucky’s 4th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Nov 13, 2012. Massie is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. He is 52 years old.


On May 20, 2021, Rep. Massie failed to wear a mask on the House floor during the COVID-19 pandeimc and was fined. On June 15, Massie appealed and on July 20, the Committee rejected the appeal.

May. 20, 2021 House Committee on Ethics reported that Massie had been fined by the Sergeant at Arms
Jun. 15, 2021 Massie appealed the fine.
Jul. 20, 2021 House Committee on Ethics rejected Massie's appeal
Photo of Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2022 Report Card for Massie.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Massie 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 Massie has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Mar 17, 2023. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Thomas Massie sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Massie sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Agriculture and Food (21%) Crime and Law Enforcement (21%) Finance and Financial Sector (16%) Education (16%) Commerce (16%) Taxation (11%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Massie recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Massie voted Nay

Massie voted Nay

Massie voted Nay

Massie voted Nay

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of …

Massie voted Nay

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December …

Massie voted No

Missed Votes

From Nov 2012 to Mar 2023, Massie missed 96 of 5,889 roll call votes, which is 1.6%. This is on par with 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: