Sen. David Vitter [R]

Senator from Louisiana

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
2005-2016 Senator Louisiana
1999-2004 Representative Louisiana's 1st District

2014 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:

Taxation (17%) Finance and Financial Sector (16%) Health (16%) Immigration (12%) Education (12%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Energy (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2005 to Oct 2015, Vitter missed 225 of 3,414 roll call votes, which is 6.6%. 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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