Sen. Jeff Flake

Senator from Arizona, Republican

Flake, a Republican, is the junior senator from Arizona and has served since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2018).

He was previously the representative for Arizona's 6th congressional district (2003-2012); and the representative for Arizona's 1st congressional district (2001-2002).

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Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Flake.

Sponsorship Analysis

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

Committee Membership

Jeff Flake sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Flake was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Flake sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (23%) Environmental Protection (17%) Immigration (13%) Taxation (12%) Agriculture and Food (10%) Energy (8%) Native Americans (8%) Health (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Flake’s Vote Vote Description
No H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
Not Voting H.R. 2362 (112th): Indian Tribal Trade and Investment Demonstration Project Act of 2011
Jul 23, 2012. Failed 222/160.
Nay H.R. 5972 (112th): Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013
Jun 29, 2012. Passed 261/163.
No S. 365 (112th): Budget Control Act of 2011
Aug 1, 2011. Passed 269/161.
The Budget Control Act of 2011 (Pub.L. 112–25, S. 365, 125 Stat. 240, enacted August 2, 2011) is a federal statute in the United States that was signed into law by President Barack Obama on August 2, 2011. The Act brought conclusion to the United ...
No H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
Nay S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Feb 2017, Flake missed 44 of 1,231 roll call votes, which is 3.6%. This is worse than the median of 1.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 7 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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