Warren is the senior senator from Massachusetts and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2013. Warren is next up for reelection in 2024.
Warren is running for President of the United States. We’re tracking the legislative records of the candidates who served in office:
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Read our 2018 Report Card for Warren.
Warren is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Warren has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Aug 1, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Elizabeth Warren sits on the following committees:
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
- Ranking 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 Armed Services
- Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
- Senate Special Committee on Aging
Warren was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:
- S. 3130: SIT-REP Act of 2018
- S. 2355: A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 25 New Chardon Street Lobby in Boston, Massachusetts, as the “John Fitzgerald Kennedy Post ...
- S. 1503: Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act
- S. 1198: Veterans Care Financial Protection Act of 2017
- S. 670: Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017
- S. 2744 (114th): Genetic Research Privacy Protection Act
- S. 885 (114th): National POW/MIA Remembrance Act of 2015
Does 7 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Warren sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (24%) Armed Forces and National Security (23%) Finance and Financial Sector (17%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Education (8%) Taxation (7%) Labor and Employment (5%) Crime and Law Enforcement (4%)
Some of Warren’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2235: Student Loan Debt Relief Act of 2019
- S. 2143: College Student Hunger Act of 2019
- S. 2155: Stop Wall Street Looting Act
- S. 2075: Climate Risk Disclosure Act of 2019
- S. 2060: Gambling Addiction Prevention Act of 2019
- S. 1940: Refund Equality Act of 2019
- S. 1878: Universal Child Care and Early Learning Act
From Jan 2013 to Aug 2019, Warren missed 86 of 2,020 roll call votes, which is 4.3%. This is much worse than the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events. Legislators running for president or vice president typically miss votes while on the campaign trail — that’s normal. See our analysis of presidential candidates’ missed votes.
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