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)
Read our 2015 Report Card for Peters for more statistics.
Gary Peters sits on the following committees:
- Joint Economic Committee
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness
- Member, Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security
- Member, Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet
- Member, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
- Member, Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management
- Member, Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management
- Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Peters sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (21%) Commerce (15%) Taxation (15%) Transportation and Public Works (15%) Finance and Financial Sector (12%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Housing and Community Development (6%) Education (6%)
Some of Peters’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3193: CONNECT Act
- S. 3082: Preventing Diabetes in Medicare Act of 2016
- S. 2855: Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer Inclusive Outreach Improvement Act of 2016
- S. 2846: Small Business Innovation Protection Act of 2016
- S. 2817: Space Weather Research and Forecasting Act
- S. 2665: State and Local Cyber Protection Act of 2016
- S. 2626: Higher Education Unmanned Aircraft Systems Modernization Act
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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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