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 Apr 21, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Kyrsten Sinema sits on the following committees:
Sinema was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 2558 (116th): Nursing Home Care for Native American Veterans Act
- S. 2864 (116th): Sergeant Daniel Somers Veterans Network of Support 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
- S. 1467 (116th): Sergeant Daniel Somers Network of Support Act
- H.R. 3758 (115th): Senior Safe Act of 2017
Does 8 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 (32%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Finance and Financial Sector (15%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (10%) Native Americans (8%) Immigration (8%) Agriculture and Food (5%) Labor and Employment (5%)
Some of Sinema’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 1173: A bill to establish a matched savings program for low-income students.
- S. 906: Military Family Violence Prevention Act
- S. 843: CREATE Act of 2021
- S. 856: Senior Security Act of 2021
- S. 528: La Paz County Solar Energy and Job Creation Act
- S. 387: Grand Canyon Protection Act
- S. 89: Ensuring Survivor Benefits During COVID–19 Act of 2021
From Jan 2019 to Apr 2021, Sinema missed 59 of 884 roll call votes, which is 6.7%. 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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