Sen. Gary Peters

Senator from Michigan, Democrat

Peters, a Democrat, has been the junior senator from Michigan since Jan 6, 2015 (next election in 2020).

He was previously the representative for Michigan's 14th congressional district (2013-2014); and the representative for Michigan's 9th congressional district (2009-2012).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Peters 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). Peters is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Peters for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Gary Peters sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Peters sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (21%) Taxation (15%) Transportation and Public Works (15%) Commerce (15%) Finance and Financial Sector (12%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Education (6%) Energy (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2015 to Jul 2016, Peters missed 6 of 473 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is on par with the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 85 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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