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.
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 Apr 11, 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
- Member, Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts
- Member, Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law
- Member, Subcommittee on the Constitution
- 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 (22%) Immigration (16%) Crime and Law Enforcement (14%) Taxation (14%) Health (12%) Environmental Protection (8%) Labor and Employment (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%)
Some of Harris’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 1110: Northwest California Wilderness, Recreation, and Working Forests Act
- S.Res. 154: A resolution recognizing the week of April 11 through April 17, 2019, as ...
- S. 1109: San Gabriel Mountains Foothills and Rivers Protection Act
- S. 1111: Central Coast Heritage Protection Act
- S. 1106: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow for ...
- S. 1095: American Dream Employment Act of 2019
- S. 1067: Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act of 2019
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H.J.Res. 31: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019
Feb 14, 2019. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
This bill, in its final form, funded the parts of the federal government whose funding was to lapse on February 15, 2019. On December 22, 2018 the 115th Congress was unable to reach a deal to fund some federal agencies through fiscal year 2019 after ...
S. 756: FIRST Step Act
Dec 18, 2018. Motion Agreed to 87/12.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the FIRST Step Act, the Senate's criminal justice reform bill. The text of this bill was replaced in whole on December 18, 2018 with criminal justice reform provisions. Those provisions were originally introduced in S. 2795 and ...
H.R. 2: Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018
Dec 11, 2018. Conference Report Agreed to 87/13.
See the Congressional Research Service's 122-page summary of the bill. * * * H.R. 2 amends and extends major programs for income support, food and nutrition, land conservation, trade promotion, rural development, research, forestry, horticulture, and other miscellaneous programs administered by the Department of Agriculture ...
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.J.Res. 123: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes.
Dec 7, 2017. Joint Resolution Passed 81/14.
H.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating ...
Mar 30, 2017. Joint Resolution Passed 51/50.
Joe Biden never got the opportunity to break a single 50-50 Senate tie in eight years as vice president. Mike Pence has already broken two. One from last month has since become law: a measure allowing states to withhold federal Planned Parenthood funding. (The other ...
From Jan 2017 to Apr 2019, Harris missed 18 of 676 roll call votes, which is 2.7%. This is 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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