Sen. David Vitter


Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
2005-2017 Senator,
1999-2004 Representative,
Louisiana's 1st District

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Sponsorship Analysis

Vitter is a rank-and-file Republican according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship. Vitter’s bills have had a total of 208 cosponsors in the 113th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Vitter to other members of the Senate on leadership and ideology.

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Committee Membership

David Vitter sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2005 to Apr 2014, Vitter missed 160 of 2,882 roll call votes, which is 5.6%. This is worse than the median of 1.8% 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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