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).

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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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Vitter for more statistics.

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 (16%) Health (16%) Taxation (14%) Commerce (14%) Immigration (12%) Education (11%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Environmental Protection (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Vitter’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea On the Nomination PN367: Wilhelmina Marie Wright, of Minnesota, to be United States District Judge for the District of Minnesota
Jan 19, 2016. Nomination Confirmed.
Nay S. 1177: Every Child Achieves Act of 2015
Dec 9, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed.
Nay On the Nomination PN31: Sally Quillian Yates, of Georgia, to be Deputy Attorney General
May 13, 2015. Nomination Confirmed.
Nay On the Nomination PN56: Russell C. Deyo, of New Jersey, to be Under Secretary for Management, Department of Homeland Security
Apr 16, 2015. Nomination Confirmed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2005 to Dec 2016, Vitter missed 272 of 3,635 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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Primary Sources

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