Sen. Lamar Alexander

Senator from Tennessee, Republican

Alexander, a Republican, has been a senator from Tennessee since Jan 7, 2003 (next election in 2020).

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Analysis

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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Alexander for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Lamar Alexander sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Alexander sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (25%) Labor and Employment (19%) Education (14%) Animals (14%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) Energy (9%) Government Operations and Politics (5%) Taxation (3%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Alexander’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea On the Nomination PN1152: John B. King, of New York, to be Secretary of Education
Mar 14, 2016. Nomination Confirmed.
Nay H.R. 644: Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015
Feb 11, 2016. Conference Report Agreed to.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2003 to Dec 2016, Alexander missed 141 of 4,311 roll call votes, which is 3.3%. This is worse than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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