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Rep. Van Taylor

Former Representative for Texas’s 3rd District

pronounced van // TAY-ler

Taylor was the representative for Texas’s 3rd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2019 to 2022.

Photo of Rep. Van Taylor [R-TX3, 2019-2022]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2022 Report Card for Taylor.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Taylor is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2022 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 sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Dec 27, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Taylor 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

Taylor sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Emergency Management (25%) Government Operations and Politics (25%) Transportation and Public Works (17%) Education (17%) Health (17%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Taylor recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Taylor voted Nay

Passed 360/64 on Sep 22, 2022.

Taylor voted Nay

Taylor voted Nay

Taylor voted Nay

Taylor voted Nay

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due …

Taylor voted Yea

Taylor voted Nay

Passed 329/73 on Sep 17, 2020.

Taylor voted Nay

Passed 329/56 on Apr 8, 2019.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Dec 2022, Taylor missed 32 of 1,952 roll call votes, which is 1.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2022. 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: