Our unique analysis of the bills Vitter 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). Vitter is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Read our 2015 Report Card for Vitter for more statistics.
David Vitter sits on the following committees:
- Chairman, Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
- Chairman, Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure
- Member, Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety
- Member, Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
- Member, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection
- Member, Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development
- Member, Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment
Senate Committee on the Judiciary
- Member, Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism
- Member, Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest
- Member, Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts
- Member, Subcommittee on the Constitution
Vitter sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Vitter’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3120: A bill to apply the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care ...
- S. 3024: Small Business Cyber Security Improvements Act of 2016
- S. 2992: Small Business Lending Oversight Act of 2016
- S. 2939: State, Territory, and Local Government Bailout Prevention Act
- S. 2930: Limiting Contributions to the United Nations and Affiliated Organizations that Accord the Palestine ...
- S.Res. 450: A resolution honoring May 1 through May 7, 2016, as “National Small Business ...
- S. 2838: Small Business Transforming America’s Regions Act of 2016
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From Jan 2005 to Jul 2016, Vitter missed 271 of 3,614 roll call votes, which is 7.5%. This is much worse than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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