Read our 2016 Report Card for Alexander.
Our unique analysis of the bills Alexander has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Alexander is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Lamar Alexander sits on the following committees:
- Chair, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Senate Committee on Appropriations
- Chair, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
- Member, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Department of Defense
- Member, Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
- Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
- Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
Alexander was the primary sponsor of 12 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S.J.Res. 25: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to accountability ...
- S. 192 (114th): Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2016
- S. 2680 (114th): Mental Health Reform Act of 2016
- S. 1893 (114th): Mental Health Awareness and Improvement Act of 2015
- S. 1177 (114th): Every Student Succeeds Act
- S. 1124 (114th): WIOA Technical Amendments Act
- S. 252 (113th): PREEMIE Reauthorization Act
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 about one third or more 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).
Alexander sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (25%) Labor and Employment (17%) Animals (14%) Education (14%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (13%) Energy (10%) Government Operations and Politics (6%) Armed Forces and National Security (3%)
Some of Alexander’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S.Res. 191: A resolution designating June 20, 2017, as “American Eagle Day” and celebrating the ...
- S. 1350: Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act
- S.Res. 148: A resolution congratulating the students, parents, teachers, and leaders of charter schools across ...
- S. 973: Tennessee Wilderness Act
- S. 934: FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017
- S. 761: Health Care Options Act of 2017
- S.J.Res. 25: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, ...
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H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
On the Nomination PN1152: John B. King, of New York, to be Secretary of Education
Mar 14, 2016. Nomination Confirmed 49/40.
H.R. 644: Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015
Feb 11, 2016. Conference Report Agreed to 75/20.
This bill became the vehicle for the passage of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, which includes a variety of requirements on trade protection and general trade policy. It would authorize and fund United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP), an agency ...
H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
On the Nomination PN154: Heather A. Higginbottom, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget
Oct 20, 2011. Nomination Confirmed 64/36.
H.R. 4853 (111th): Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
Dec 15, 2010. Motion Agreed to 81/19.
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010), also known as the 2010 Tax Relief Act, was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010, and signed into ...
S.J.Res. 5 (111th): A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of obligations under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.
Jan 15, 2009. Joint Resolution Defeated 42/52.
H.R. 4137 (110th): Higher Education Opportunity Act
Jul 31, 2008. Conference Report Agreed to 83/8.
From Jan 2003 to Jun 2017, Alexander missed 147 of 4,471 roll call votes, which is 3.3%. This is worse than the median of 1.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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