Ossoff is the senior senator from Georgia and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 20, 2021. Ossoff is next up for reelection in 2026 and serves until Jan 3, 2027.
Ossoff is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Ossoff has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Dec 8, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Jon Ossoff sits on the following committees:
Ossoff was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- S. 4359: Senator Johnny Isakson VA Regional Office Act of 2022
- S. 3655: Civil Rights Cold Case Investigations Support Act of 2022
- S. 4286: TBI and PTSD Law Enforcement Training Act
- S. 2305: Cybersecurity Opportunity Act
- S. 2365: Local Transit Planning Support Act
Does 5 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
Ossoff sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (19%) Transportation and Public Works (16%) Armed Forces and National Security (16%) Crime and Law Enforcement (14%) Taxation (11%) Water Resources Development (8%) Health (8%) Sports and Recreation (8%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Ossoff recently introduced the following legislation:
- S. 4988: Federal Prison Oversight Act
- S. 4951: REMOVE Copays Act
- S.Res. 790: A resolution condemning the atrocities that occurred in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1906, in …
- S. 4816: Access for Veterans to Records Act of 2022
- S. 4698: Improving Cybersecurity of Credit Unions Act
- S. 4648: Pacific Islands Embassies Act
- S.Res. 718: A resolution designating the week of July 19 through July 25, 2022, as …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2021 to Dec 2022, Ossoff missed 39 of 912 roll call votes, which is 4.3%. This is worse than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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