Sen. Alan “Al” Franken

Senator from Minnesota, Democrat

Franken, a Democrat, has been the junior senator from Minnesota since Jul 7, 2009 (next election in 2020).


2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Franken has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Franken is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Alan “Al” Franken sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Franken sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (29%) Health (25%) Energy (11%) Taxation (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Labor and Employment (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (5%) Law (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jul 2009 to Jun 2016, Franken missed 14 of 2,071 roll call votes, which is 0.7%. This is better than the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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