Sen. Kelly Ayotte

Former Senator from New Hampshire, Republican

Ayotte, a Republican, was a senator from New Hampshire from 2011 to 2016.

Photo of Sen. Kelly Ayotte [R-NH, 2011-2016]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Ayotte.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Ayotte sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2016. 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)

Enacted Legislation

Ayotte was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Ayotte sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (22%) Armed Forces and National Security (18%) Health (16%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) International Affairs (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 72/26.
Yea On the Nomination PN4: Loretta E. Lynch, of New York, to be Attorney General
Apr 23, 2015. Nomination Confirmed 56/43.
Yea H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
Yea On the Nomination PN192: Regina McCarthy, of Massachusetts, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
Jul 18, 2013. Nomination Confirmed 59/40.
Yea On the Nomination PN5: Patty Shwartz, of New Jersey, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit
Apr 9, 2013. Nomination Confirmed 64/34.
Yea On the Resolution of Ratification Treaty Doc. 112-7
Dec 4, 2012. Resolution of Ratification Rejected 61/38.
Yea S. 1925 (112th): Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012
Apr 26, 2012. Bill Passed 68/31.
Yea H.R. 1540 (112th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Dec 15, 2011. Conference Report Agreed to 86/13.
Yea H.J.Res. 48 (112th): Additional Continuing Appropriations Amendments, 2011
Mar 17, 2011. Joint Resolution Passed 87/13.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Dec 2016, Ayotte missed 21 of 1,645 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is on par with the median of 1.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2016. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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