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Sen. Bill Hagerty

Senator for Tennessee

pronounced bil // HAG-er-tee

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.

Hagerty is among the Republican legislators who participated in the months-long, multifarious attempted coup following the 2020 presidential election. In the days leading up to January 6, Hagerty had announced his intent to object on that day to the inclusion of some states in the final tally that determined the next president, which would have disenfranchised millions of voters based on lies, conspiracy theories, and preposterous legal theories all falsely claiming various sorts of mass fraud that did not occur. The announcement amplified the message that inspired the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. (He ultimately did not vote to exclude any states from the Electoral College, however.) The January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol disrupted Congress’s count of electors that determined the outcome of the presidential election with the goal to prevent President Joe Biden from taking office.
Photo of Sen. Bill Hagerty [R-TN]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

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, 2017 to May 17, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Bill Hagerty sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hagerty sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (47%) Government Operations and Politics (33%) Finance and Financial Sector (20%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Hagerty recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Hagerty voted Nay

Hagerty voted Nay

Hagerty voted Nay

Resolution Agreed to 89/11 on Feb 9, 2021.

This was a Senate Resolution on procedures for the trial of the former President. It needed only a simple majority to pass, but received 87 …

Hagerty voted Yea

Bill Passed 69/27 on Jan 21, 2021.

This was a vote to waive the seven-year waiting period for former military to serve in the civilian position of Defense Secretary. Nominee Lloyd Austin …

Missed Votes

From Jan 2021 to May 2022, Hagerty missed 14 of 717 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% 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 and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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