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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2015 Report Card

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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 (23%) Taxation (17%) Finance and Financial Sector (13%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Commerce (10%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Energy (10%) Health (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2015 to Feb 2016, Peters missed 5 of 356 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. 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

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