Sinema is the senior senator from Arizona and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2019. Sinema is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025.
She was previously the representative for Arizona’s 9th congressional district as a Democrat from 2013 to 2018.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Sinema.
Sinema is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Sinema has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jul 27, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Kyrsten Sinema sits on the following committees:
Sinema was the primary sponsor of 10 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 2558 (116th): Nursing Home Care for Native American Veterans Act
- S. 4224 (116th): Southwest Border Security Technology Improvement Act of 2020
- S. 2864 (116th): Sergeant Daniel Somers Veterans Network of Support Act of 2019
- S. 2668 (116th): Solar Energy Research and Development Act of 2019
- S. 2570 (116th): Greg LeMond Congressional Gold Medal Act
- S. 504 (116th): Let Everyone Get Involved in Opportunities for National Service Act
- S. 1749 (116th): Protecting Affordable Mortgages for Veterans Act of 2019
Does 10 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).
Sinema sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (33%) Government Operations and Politics (20%) Finance and Financial Sector (13%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Native Americans (7%) Labor and Employment (7%) Education (7%) Taxation (7%)
Some of Sinema’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2285: Urban Waters Federal Partnership Act of 2021
- S. 2091: Restaurant Revitalization Fund Replenishment Act of 2021
- S. 2012: Downwinders Parity Act of 2021
- S. 1967: Childcare Expansion for Military Families Act of 2021
- S.Res. 211: A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that, during Public Service Recognition ...
- S. 1399: Homecare for Seniors Act
- S. 1330: Facilitating Federal Employee Reskilling Act
From Jan 2019 to Jul 2021, Sinema missed 63 of 1,004 roll call votes, which is 6.3%. This is much worse than the median of 1.6% 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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