Sen. Jeff Flake

Senator from Arizona, Republican

Flake, a Republican, has been the junior senator from Arizona 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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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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Flake for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Jeff Flake sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Flake sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (24%) Environmental Protection (19%) Taxation (11%) Immigration (11%) Energy (9%) Agriculture and Food (9%) Health (9%) Native Americans (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Flake’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea S. 2012: Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015
Apr 20, 2016. Bill Passed.
Nay H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Nay H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed.
Nay S. 1177: Every Child Achieves Act of 2015
Jul 16, 2015. Bill Passed.
Yea H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 24, 2015. Motion Agreed to.
Yea H.R. 1314: Trade Act of 2015
May 22, 2015. Bill Passed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Dec 2016, Flake missed 43 of 1,152 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. This is worse than the median of 1.7% 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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Primary Sources

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