Vote — Feb 4, 2016 12:05 p.m.
Cloture Motion Rejected 43/54
Sen. Markey [D-MA]: Nay
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Senator from Massachusetts, Democrat
Markey, a Democrat, has been the Junior senator from Massachusetts since Jul 16, 2013 (next election in 2020).
He was previously the representative for Massachusetts's 5th congressional district (2013-2013); and the representative for Massachusetts's 7th congressional district (1975-2012).
Our unique analysis of the bills Markey 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). Markey is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Edward “Ed” Markey sits on the following committees:
Markey sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Energy (28%) Health (25%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (13%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Taxation (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%) Commerce (6%) Crime and Law Enforcement (5%)
Some of Markey’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jul 2013 to Feb 2016, Markey missed 20 of 841 roll call votes, which is 2.4%. This is worse than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 10 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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