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Sen. Kelly Loeffler

Former Senator for Georgia

pronounced KE-lee // LEF-ler

Loeffler was a senator from Georgia and was a Republican. She served from 2020 to 2021.

Loeffler was among the Republican legislators whose call to disenfranchise Democratic states in the 2020 presidential election was a part of the months-long attempted coup that included the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol. In the days leading up to January 6, Loeffler had announced her intent to object on that day to the inclusion of some states in the count of electors that determines the next president, which would have disenfranchised millions of voters based on lies, conspiracy theories, and preposterous legal theories all falsely claiming various sorts of mass fraud that did not occur. The announcement amplified the message that inspired the attack on the Capitol. She ultimately did not vote to exclude any states from the Electoral College, however.

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
Photo of Sen. Kelly Loeffler [R-GA, 2020-2021]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2020 Report Card for Loeffler.

Enacted Legislation

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

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Does 5 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Loeffler sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (28%) Health (17%) Commerce (14%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Taxation (11%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (6%) Agriculture and Food (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Loeffler voted Not Voting

Veto Overridden 81/13 on Jan 1, 2021.

This was the Senate's vote to override President Trump's veto of H.R. 6395, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, which is the ...

Loeffler voted Yea

Conference Report Agreed to 84/13 on Dec 11, 2020.

Loeffler voted Nay

Loeffler voted Yea

Bill Passed 90/8 on Mar 18, 2020.

The federal government has enacted four main stimulus laws in response to the covid-19 pandemic. Here’s a brief rundown of what each of these legislative ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2020 to Jan 2021, Loeffler missed 53 of 293 roll call votes, which is 18.1%. This is much worse than the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jan 2021. 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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Primary Sources

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