Flake is the junior senator from Arizona and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. Flake is next up for reelection in 2018.
He was previously the representative for Arizona’s 6th congressional district as a Republican from 2003 to 2012; and the representative for Arizona’s 1st congressional district as a Republican from 2001 to 2002.
Read our 2017 Report Card for Flake.
Flake is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Flake has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Jeff Flake sits on the following committees:
- Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
- Chair, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy
- Member, Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy
- Member, Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues
Senate Committee on the Judiciary
- Chair, Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law
- Member, Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration
- Member, Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts
- Senate Special Committee on Aging
Flake was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:
- S. 1608: Wounded Officers Recovery Act of 2017
- S.J.Res. 34: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to “Protecting ...
- S. 2935 (114th): End Housing Subsidies for the Rich Act of 2016
- S. 1603 (114th): Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act
- S. 2503 (113th): Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement Act of 2014
- H.R. 6338 (109th): Geneva Distinctive Emblems Protection Act of 2006
- H.J.Res. 102 (108th): Recognizing the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Peleliu and the end of Imperial Japanese control of Palau during World War II and urging the Secretary of ...
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Flake sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Flake’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2850: A bill to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act ...
- S. 2825: A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to modify provisions relating to ...
- S. 2779: Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Amendment Act of 2018
- S. 2595: Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Amendment Act of 2018
- S. 2563: Water Supply Infrastructure and Drought Resilience Act of 2018
- S. 2538: A bill to prohibit an increase in duties on imports of steel and ...
- S. 2512: A bill to amend the Agricultural Act of 2014 to require producers to ...
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H.R. 1892: Further Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018; Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018, the SUSTAIN Care Act of 2018; Family First Prevention Services Act.; Honoring Hometown ...
Feb 9, 2018. Motion Agreed to 71/28.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of funding for the federal government through March 23, 2018, to avert a government shutdown that would have occurred on February 9, 2018 had this bill not been enacted. The bill was introduced as the Honoring Hometown Heroes ...
H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed 85/13.
S. 2012: Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015
Apr 20, 2016. Bill Passed 85/12.
This week, the Senate began debate on the first major energy legislation to be considered since 2007. Introduced by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), the bill -- S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act -- received an unlikely overwhelming bipartisan vote when it passed out of ...
H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
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 ...
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 ...
S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.
From Jan 2013 to May 2018, Flake missed 58 of 1,585 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. This is much worse than the median of 1.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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