Sen. Joni Ernst

Senator from Iowa, Republican

Ernst, a Republican, has been the junior senator from Iowa since Jan 6, 2015 (next election in 2020).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Ernst has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her 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). Ernst is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Ernst for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Joni Ernst sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Ernst sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (42%) Government Operations and Politics (42%) International Affairs (17%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2015 to Sep 2016, Ernst missed 0 of 490 roll call votes, which is 0.0%. This is better than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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