UPDATED May 18, 2017 at 4:42 PM

Tracking Congress In The Age Of Trump

An updating tally of how often every member of the House and the Senate votes with or against the president.

Erik Paulsen

R
Republican representative for Minnesota’s 3rd District
Trump score
How often Paulsen votes in line with Trump's position
Trump margin
Trump's share of the vote in the 2016 election in Minnesota’s 3rd District minus Clinton's
Predicted score
How often Paulsen is expected to support Trump based on Trump's 2016 margin
Trump plus-minus
Difference between Paulsen’s actual and predicted Trump-support scores
100.0%
-9.4 
41.8%
+58.2 
Trump score
How often Paulsen votes in line with Trump's position
100.0%
Trump margin
Trump's share of the vote in the 2016 election in Minnesota’s 3rd District minus Clinton's
-9.4 
Predicted score
How often Paulsen is expected to support Trump based on Trump's 2016 margin
41.8%
Trump plus-minus
Difference between Paulsen’s actual and predicted Trump-support scores
+58.2 
DateMeasureTrump PositionPaulsen VoteAgree with Trump?Likelihood of agreementPlus-minus
May 18 Making it easier to seek the death penalty for killing or attempting to kill first responders (271-143)
Trump Position
support
Paulsen Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
65.3%
Plus-minus
+34.7
May 4 The American Health Care Act of 2017 (217-213)
Trump Position
support
Paulsen Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
20.1%
Plus-minus
+79.9
May 3 The 2017 fiscal year appropriations bill (309-118)
Trump Position
support
Paulsen Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
78.2%
Plus-minus
+21.8
May 2 Allowing employers to offer employees time off instead of pay for overtime work (229-197)
Trump Position
support
Paulsen Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
26.6%
Plus-minus
+73.4
April 28 Extension of government funding for one week (382-30)
Trump Position
support
Paulsen Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
92.6%
Plus-minus
+7.4
March 28 Repeal of an FCC rule barring internet providers from sharing data on customers' activities (215-205)
Trump Position
support
Paulsen Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
26.7%
Plus-minus
+73.3
March 22 Allowing small businesses to provide insurance through trade and professional associations (236-175)
Trump Position
support
Paulsen Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
32.0%
Plus-minus
+68.0
March 22 Removing antitrust exemption for insurance providers (416-7)
Trump Position
support
Paulsen Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
99.2%
Plus-minus
+0.8
March 16 Giving the secretary of veterans affairs more flexibility to discipline employees (237-178)
Trump Position
support
Paulsen Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
42.1%
Plus-minus
+57.9
March 8 Department of Defense Appropriations Act (371-48)
Trump Position
support
Paulsen Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
91.6%
Plus-minus
+8.4
March 2 Changes to rulemaking requirements for federal agencies (246-176)
Trump Position
support
Paulsen Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
48.5%
Plus-minus
+51.5
March 1 Repeal of a Department of Labor rule regarding records of work-related injuries and illnesses (231-191)
Trump Position
support
Paulsen Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
32.2%
Plus-minus
+67.8
March 1 Requires review of proposed regulations by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (241-184)
Trump Position
support
Paulsen Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
35.9%
Plus-minus
+64.1
March 1 Establishment of a commission to review federal regulations (240-185)
Trump Position
support
Paulsen Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
41.8%
Plus-minus
+58.2
Feb. 16 Repeal of a rule requiring state and local governments to distribute federal funds to qualified health centers even if they perform abortions (230-188)
Trump Position
support
Paulsen Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
27.2%
Plus-minus
+72.8
Feb. 15 Repeal of a Department of Labor rule on drug testing of applicants for unemployment compensation (236-189)
Trump Position
support
Paulsen Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
30.2%
Plus-minus
+69.8
Feb. 15 Repeal of a rule that allowed a new type of state-based retirement plan (231-193)
Trump Position
support
Paulsen Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
29.5%
Plus-minus
+70.5
Feb. 15 Repeal of a rule that allowed a new type of retirement plan established by local governments (234-191)
Trump Position
support
Paulsen Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
29.3%
Plus-minus
+70.7
Feb. 7 Repeal of a Department of Education rule on teacher preparation programs (240-181)
Trump Position
support
Paulsen Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
34.6%
Plus-minus
+65.4
Feb. 7 Repeal of a Department of Education rule on school accountability (234-190)
Trump Position
support
Paulsen Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
28.4%
Plus-minus
+71.6
Feb. 7 Repeal of changes to Bureau of Land Management planning rules (234-186)
Trump Position
support
Paulsen Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
30.3%
Plus-minus
+69.7
Feb. 3 Repeal of a rule requiring energy companies to reduce waste and emissions (221-191)
Trump Position
support
Paulsen Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
24.1%
Plus-minus
+75.9
Feb. 2 Repeal of a rule requiring the Social Security Administration to submit information to the national background-check system (235-180)
Trump Position
support
Paulsen Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
33.7%
Plus-minus
+66.3
Feb. 2 Repeal of a rule requiring some federal contractors to report labor violations (236-187)
Trump Position
support
Paulsen Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
34.4%
Plus-minus
+65.6
Feb. 1 Repeal of the stream protection rule (228-194)
Trump Position
support
Paulsen Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
27.1%
Plus-minus
+72.9
Feb. 1 Repeal of a rule requiring energy companies to disclose payments to foreign governments (235-187)
Trump Position
support
Paulsen Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
36.4%
Plus-minus
+63.6
Jan. 24 Permanent ban on the use of federal funds for abortion or health coverage that includes abortions (238-183)
Trump Position
support
Paulsen Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
31.7%
Plus-minus
+68.3
Jan. 13 Waiver allowing James Mattis to become secretary of defense (268-151)
Trump Position
support
Paulsen Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
63.9%
Plus-minus
+36.1
Jan. 13 Budget resolution to repeal the Affordable Care Act (227-198)
Trump Position
support
Paulsen Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
29.1%
Plus-minus
+70.9
Jan. 5 Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017 (237-187)
Trump Position
support
Paulsen Vote
Yes
Agree with Trump?
Likelihood of agreement
30.4%
Plus-minus
+69.6
Average
100.0%
41.8%
+58.2

Members’ “likelihood of agreement” scores on each vote are calculated using a regression for which the input is Trump's 2016 vote margin in every member's state or district and the output is the probability that a member will vote for the bill. The plus-minus on each vote is the difference between the member's vote (100 percent for a “yes,” 0 percent for a “no”) and the likelihood of agreement. Averages do not include missed votes. How this works »

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