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Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Senator for Massachusetts

pronounced e-LIZ-uh-buth // WAW-ren

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:

Photo of Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Warren.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 Dec 5, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Elizabeth Warren sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Warren was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 8 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Warren sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (25%) Armed Forces and National Security (23%) Finance and Financial Sector (17%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Education (8%) Taxation (7%) Labor and Employment (5%) Crime and Law Enforcement (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Warren voted Nay

Bill Passed 72/26 on Sep 28, 2016.

The Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act (H.R. 5325) is an appropriations ...

Warren voted Nay

Conference Report Agreed to 83/16 on Dec 3, 2015.

H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the ...

Warren voted Nay

Bill Passed 76/16 on Dec 16, 2014.

Warren voted Nay

Joint Resolution Passed 78/22 on Sep 18, 2014.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Dec 2019, Warren missed 199 of 2,143 roll call votes, which is 9.3%. 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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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: