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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 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Massie has cosponsored 30 bills introduced in the current Congress by Republican legislators who fomented the terrorist attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 by calling for entire states to be disenfranchised in the 2020 presidential election.
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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2020 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, 2017 to Jun 17, 2021. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

The Club for Growth: 93% United States Chamber of Commerce: 83% The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: B+ League of Conservation Voters: 11% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 7% Human Rights Campaign: 0%

Committee Membership

Thomas Massie sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Massie sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (28%) Finance and Financial Sector (17%) Education (17%) Agriculture and Food (17%) Taxation (11%) Commerce (11%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Massie voted Nay

Massie voted Nay

Passed 427/1 on Mar 12, 2019.

Should the U.S. officially recognize Russia’s annexation of the Crimea section of Ukraine? #### Context and what the bill does In 2014, Russia under Vladimir ...

Massie voted No

Passed 218/208 on Jun 18, 2015.

This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. ...

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 Jun 2021, Massie missed 57 of 4,920 roll call votes, which is 1.2%. This is better than the median of 2.0% 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 and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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