Sen. Frank Murkowski [R]

Former Senator from Alaska

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1981-2002 Senator Alaska

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Murkowski sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2002. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Murkowski is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Murkowski sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (18%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (16%) Law (14%) Energy (12%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Environmental Protection (10%) Commerce (10%) Transportation and Public Works (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1981 to Nov 2002, Murkowski missed 513 of 7,915 roll call votes, which is 6.5%. This is much worse than the median of 1.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Nov 2002. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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