Hutchison was a senator from Texas and was a Republican. She served from 1993 to 2012.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
Kay Bailey Hutchison faced an allegation of using state employees and time to conduct political and personal business while Texas State Treasurer. On Feb. 12, 1994, acquitted on all charges in state court after prosecuters refused to present their case against Hutchison due to concerns over admissability of evidence.
|Feb. 12, 1994||Acquitted on all charges in state court after prosecuters refused to present their case against Hutchison due to concerns over admissability of evidence.|
Hutchison is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2013 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 Hutchison sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Hutchison was the primary sponsor of 24 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 1954 (112th): Risk-Based Security Screening for Members of the Armed Forces Act
- S. 3191 (111th): Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010
- S. 614 (111th): A bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the Women Airforce Service Pilots (”WASP”).
- S. 474 (110th): A bill to award a congressional gold medal to Michael Ellis DeBakey, M.D.
- S. 1596 (110th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 103 South Getty Street in Uvalde, Texas, as the “Dolph S. Briscoe, Jr. ...
- S. 370 (110th): A bill to designate the headquarters building of the Department of Education in Washington, DC, as the Lyndon Baines Johnson Federal Building.
- S. 3661 (109th): Wright Amendment Reform Act of 2006
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).
Hutchison sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Foreign Trade and International Finance (23%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Transportation and Public Works (14%) Taxation (13%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Health (8%)
Some of Hutchison’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S.Res. 617 (112th): A resolution congratulating the recipient of the 2012 Heisman Memorial Trophy.
- S. 3639 (112th): ACHIEVE Act
- S. 3532 (112th): Church Plan Clarification Act of 2012
- S. 3533 (112th): Defend and Save Social Security Act of 2012
- S.Res. 512 (112th): A resolution recognizing the 100th anniversary of Rice University.
- S.J.Res. 45 (112th): A joint resolution amending title 36, United States Code, to designate June ...
- S. 2338 (112th): Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012
|Hutchison’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.R. 1540 (112th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Dec 15, 2011. Conference Report Agreed to 86/13.
On the Nomination PN30: Robert David Mariani, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
Oct 19, 2011. Nomination Confirmed 82/17.
H.R. 4853 (111th): Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
Dec 15, 2010. Motion Agreed to 81/19.
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010), also known as the 2010 Tax Relief Act, was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010, and signed into ...
H.R. 2647 (111th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010
Oct 22, 2009. Conference Report Agreed to 68/29.
H.R. 2 (111th): Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009
Jan 29, 2009. Bill Passed 66/32.
H.R. 5501 (110th): Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act ...
Jul 16, 2008. Bill Passed 80/16.
H.R. 2419 (110th): Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008
Dec 14, 2007. Bill Passed 79/14.
The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub.L. 110–234, H.R. 2419, 122 Stat. 923, enacted May 22, 2008, also known as the 2008 U.S. Farm Bill) was a $288 billion, five-year agricultural policy bill that was passed into law by the United States Congress ...
On the Nomination PN177: Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., in the Army, to be General
Feb 8, 2007. Nomination Confirmed 83/14.
From Jun 1993 to Jan 2013, Hutchison missed 207 of 6,573 roll call votes, which is 3.1%. This is worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jan 2013. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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