Sen. David Vitter

Senator from Louisiana, Republican

Vitter, a Republican, has been a senator from Louisiana since Jan 4, 2005 (next election in 2016).

He was previously the representative for Louisiana's 1st congressional district (1999-2004).


2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

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)

Committee Membership

David Vitter sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Vitter sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (18%) Health (15%) Taxation (14%) Immigration (13%) Commerce (12%) Education (11%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Energy (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2005 to May 2016, Vitter missed 265 of 3,565 roll call votes, which is 7.4%. This is much worse 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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