Hagerty is the junior senator from Tennessee and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2021. Hagerty is next up for reelection in 2026 and serves until Jan 3, 2027. He is 63 years old.
Our work to hold Congress accountable only matters if elections are decided by counting votes. President Trump, his senior government advisors, and Republican legislators collaborated to have the 2020 presidential election decided instead by incumbent politicians running in the very same election. Their attempts to suppress entire state-certified vote counts without adjudication in the courts and using a disinformation campaign of lies and conspiracy theories was a months-long, multifarious attempted coup.
Hagerty was among the Republican legislators who participated in the attempted coup. In the days leading up to January 6, 2021’s congressional certification of the election, Hagerty announced his intent to object to the inclusion of some states from the certification, which would have disenfranchised millions of voters and amplified lies, conspiracy theories, and preposterous legal theories about purported fraud. (He ultimately did not vote to exclude any states from the Electoral College, however.) The January 6, 2021 violent insurrection at the Capitol, led on the front lines by militant white supremacy groups, attempted to prevent President-elect Joe Biden from taking office by disrupting Congress’s count of electors.
Read our 2022 Report Card for Hagerty.
Hagerty is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate 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 Hagerty has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Mar 16, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
Bill Hagerty sits on the following committees:
Hagerty was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- S.J.Res. 12: A joint resolution disapproving the action of the District of Columbia Council in approving the Revised Criminal Code Act of 2022.
- S. 3451 (117th): A bill to include certain computer-related projects in the Federal permitting program under title XLI of the FAST Act, and for other purposes.
Does 2 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).
Hagerty sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (41%) Government Operations and Politics (27%) Finance and Financial Sector (23%) Taxation (9%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Hagerty recently introduced the following legislation:
- S.J.Res. 12: A joint resolution disapproving the action of the District of Columbia Council in …
- S. 91: Forgotten Heroes of the Holocaust Congressional Gold Medal Act
- S. 26: SNOOP Act of 2023
- S. 5084 (117th): Arrest Murderers not Ministers Act
- S. 5030 (117th): Digital Trading Clarity Act of 2022
- S. 4889 (117th): Federal Reserve Loss Transparency Act
- S.Res. 706 (117th): A resolution remembering former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe.
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2021 to Mar 2023, Hagerty missed 27 of 1,006 roll call votes, which is 2.7%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of senators 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, major life events, and running for higher office.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Office of Sen. Hagerty for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills