skip to main content

Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s 2020 Report Card

Junior Senator from Georgia
Republican
Served Jan 6, 2020 – Jan 20, 2021


These statistics cover Loeffler’s record during the 116th Congress (Jan 6, 2020-Jan 3, 2021) and compare her to other senators also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Jan 30, 2021.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make this legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of Loeffler’s legislative career and make your own judgements based on what activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

 

Joined bipartisan bills the least often compared to All Senators

Of the 196 bills that Loeffler cosponsored, 14% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Republican. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Senate Freshmen (0th percentile); Senate Republicans (0th percentile); All Senators (0th percentile).

Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the fewest bills compared to Senate Freshmen

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 5 of Loeffler’s 44 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Loeffler caucused with in the 116th Congress.

Compare to all Senate Freshmen (0th percentile); Senate Republicans (4th percentile); All Senators (3rd percentile).

Cosponsors who caucused with neither the Democratic nor Republican party do not count toward this statistic.


 

Got influential cosponsors the least often compared to Senate Republicans (tied with 1 other)

0 of Loeffler’s bills and resolutions in the 116th Congress had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

Compare to all Senate Freshmen (0th percentile); Senate Republicans (0th percentile); All Senators (0th percentile).


 

Got the 3rd fewest cosponsors on their bills compared to All Senators

Loeffler’s bills and resolutions had 51 cosponsors in the 116th Congress. Securing cosponsors is an important part of getting support for a bill, although having more cosponsors does not always mean a bill will get a vote. View Bills »

Compare to all Senate Freshmen (10th percentile); Senate Republicans (2nd percentile); All Senators (2nd percentile).


 

Ranked the 3rd bottom/follower compared to All Senators

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 116th Congress is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Loeffler’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Senate Freshmen (10th percentile); Senate Republicans (2nd percentile); All Senators (2nd percentile).


 

Was 7th most absent in votes compared to All Senators

Loeffler missed 18.5% of votes (54 of 292 votes) in the 116th Congress. View Loeffler’s Profile »

Compare to all Senate Freshmen (90th percentile); All Senators (93rd percentile).


 

Got bicameral support on the 7th fewest bills compared to All Senators (tied with 2 others)

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 5 of Loeffler’s bills and resolutions had a companion bill in the House. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Those bills were: S. 3388: Woman’s Right To Know Act; S. 3709: LIFE NOW Act; S. 3765: Working Families Childcare Access (WFCA) ...; S. 3970: American Farmers, Food Banks, and ...; S. 4721: Securing Our Elections Act of ...

Compare to all Senate Freshmen (10th percentile); Senate Republicans (10th percentile); All Senators (6th percentile).

Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.


 

Got their bills out of committee the 7th least often compared to Senate Republicans (tied with 4 others)

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Loeffler introduced 6 bills in the 116th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: S. 3437: Improving Care in Rural America ...; S. 3438: R–DOCS Reauthorization Act of 2020; S. 3643: VA Mission Telehealth Clarification Act; S. 4858: Reducing Veteran Homelessness Act of ...; S.Res. 562: A resolution designating March 25, ...; S.Res. 668: A resolution commemorating the Federal ...

Compare to all Senate Freshmen (40th percentile); Senate Republicans (12th percentile); All Senators (15th percentile).


 

Cosponsored the 15th fewest bills compared to All Senators

Loeffler cosponsored 196 bills and resolutions introduced by other Members of Congress. Cosponsorship shows a willingness to work with others to advance policy goals. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Senate Freshmen (20th percentile); Senate Republicans (25th percentile); All Senators (14th percentile).


 

Laws Enacted

Loeffler introduced 3 bills that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in the 116th Congress. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law. View Enacted Bills »

Those bills were: S. 3437: Improving Care in Rural America ...; S. 3438: R–DOCS Reauthorization Act of 2020; S. 4858: Reducing Veteran Homelessness Act of ...

Compare to all Senate Freshmen (60th percentile); Senate Republicans (35th percentile); All Senators (35th percentile).

The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively. We also exclude bills where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill.


 

Bills Introduced

Loeffler introduced 44 bills and resolutions in the 116th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all Senate Freshmen (60th percentile); Senate Republicans (48th percentile); All Senators (38th percentile).


 

Committee Positions

Loeffler held a leadership position on 0 committees and 0 subcommittees, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. View Loeffler’s Profile »

Compare to all Senate Freshmen (0th percentile); Senate Republicans (0th percentile); All Senators (0th percentile).


Additional Notes

Leadership/Ideology: The leadership and ideology scores are not displayed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, or, for ideology, for Members of Congress that have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable leadership and ideology statistics.

Missing Bills: We exclude bills from some statistics where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill because the bill’s text was replaced in whole with unrelated provisions (i.e. it became a vehicle for passage of unrelated provisions).

Ranking Members (RkMembs): The chair of a committee is always selected from the political party that holds the most seats in the chamber, called the “majority party”. The “ranking member” (sometimes “RkMembs”) is the title given to the senior-most member of the committee not in the majority party.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores are Members of Congress whose first term (in the same chamber at the end of the 116th Congress) was the 116th Congress (freshmen) or 115th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.