Sen. Kelly Ayotte

Senator from New Hampshire, Republican

Ayotte, a Republican, has been the junior senator from New Hampshire since Jan 5, 2011 (next election in 2016).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Ayotte 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). Ayotte is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Ayotte for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Kelly Ayotte sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Ayotte sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (22%) Armed Forces and National Security (18%) Health (16%) International Affairs (10%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Labor and Employment (7%) Science, Technology, Communications (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Ayotte’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed.
Nay On the Nomination PN849: Robert McKinnon Califf, of South Carolina, to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services
Feb 24, 2016. Nomination Confirmed.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Nay S.J.Res. 23: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a ...
Nov 17, 2015. Joint Resolution Passed.
Nay S.J.Res. 24: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a ...
Nov 17, 2015. Joint Resolution Passed.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed.
Yea On the Nomination PN4: Loretta E. Lynch, of New York, to be Attorney General
Apr 23, 2015. Nomination Confirmed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Dec 2016, Ayotte missed 21 of 1,637 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is on par with 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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