Taylor is the representative for Texas’s 3rd congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2019. Taylor is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Taylor.
Taylor 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 Taylor has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jun 16, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Van Taylor sits on the following committees:
Taylor was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
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).
Taylor sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Taylor’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3364: To prohibit the consideration of any bill, resolution, or amendment by Congress unless ...
- H.R. 3367: Gold Star Children Act
- H.R. 3010: To require search and rescue dogs to be treated in the same manner ...
- H.R. 2902: Elected Official Lobbying Prohibition Act of 2021
- H.R. 2550: Traveling Parents Screening Consistency Act of 2021
- H.R. 1606: End Forced Child Marriages Act
- H.R. 1478: Vital STATS Act of 2021
From Jan 2019 to Jun 2021, Taylor missed 8 of 1,126 roll call votes, which is 0.7%. 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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