Loeffler is the junior senator from Georgia and is a Republican. She has served since Jan 6, 2020. Loeffler was appointed to the Senate to fill a vacancy and is up for reelection in a special election in 2021.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
At some point between March 2020 when news broke that stocks owned by Sen. Loeffler were sold right after a committee briefing on the possible trajectory of covid19 and June 17, 2020, the Senate Ethics Committee opened an investigation into the trades. On June 17, they sent a letter to Sen. Loeffler informing her than since the Department of Justice had ended its investigation, they would too. No record of the investigation or the letter are available publicly.
|Jun. 17, 2020||Senate Committee on Ethics closed an investigation after the Department of Justice also closed its investigation|
Kelly Loeffler sits on the following committees:
Loeffler was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- S. 3438: R-DOCS Reauthorization Act of 2020
- S. 3437: Improving Care in Rural America Reauthorization Act of 2020
Does 2 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
Loeffler sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Crime and Law Enforcement (26%) Health (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Commerce (12%) Taxation (12%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (6%) Agriculture and Food (6%)
Some of Loeffler’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 4858: Reducing Veteran Homelessness Act of 2020
- S. 4828: Stop Suppressing Speech Act of 2020
- S.Res. 747: A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate condemning the politicization of the ...
- S. 4721: Securing Our Elections Act of 2020
- S. 4649: Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act of 2020
- S. 4630: Defend Our Defenders Act of 2020
- S. 4580: Training our Prosecutors Act
From Jan 2020 to Nov 2020, Loeffler missed 2 of 238 roll call votes, which is 0.8%. This is better than the median of 1.8% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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