Harris is the junior senator from California and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2017. Harris is next up for reelection in 2022.
Harris is running for President of the United States. We’re tracking the legislative records of the candidates who served in office:
- What can GovTrack data tell us about the thirteen most recent and current Members of Congress running for President? [updated May 3, 2019]
- Health and Criminal Justice legislation introduced by the candidates [updated May 1, 2019]
- Oversight and Immigration legislation introduced by the candiates [updated May 20, 2019]
- Finance and Economy legislation introduced by the candidates [update May 31, 2019]
Read our 2018 Report Card for Harris.
Harris 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 Harris has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Jun 13, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Kamala Harris sits on the following committees:
- Senate Committee on the Budget
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
- Member, Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management
- Member, Subcommittee on Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
- Senate Committee on the Judiciary
- Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Harris was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- S. 129: Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial Act
- S. 3055: Disaster Victims Passport and ID Relief Act of 2018
- S. 3033: COUNT Victims Act
- S. 729: John Muir National Historic Site Expansion Act
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).
Harris sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Public Lands and Natural Resources (21%) Crime and Law Enforcement (16%) Taxation (14%) Immigration (14%) Health (12%) Environmental Protection (7%) Labor and Employment (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%)
Some of Harris’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 1865: A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to make certain changes ...
- S. 1780: A bill to amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to provide for ...
- S. 1750: Clean School Bus Act of 2019
- S.Res. 231: A resolution condemning the horrific anti-Semitic attack on the Chabad of Poway Synagogue ...
- S. 1730: Living Shorelines Act of 2019
- S. 1600: Maternal Care Access and Reducing Emergencies Act
- S. 1458: Outdoors for All Act
From Jan 2017 to Jun 2019, Harris missed 44 of 764 roll call votes, which is 5.8%. This is much worse than the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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