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:
- Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Senate Committee on Appropriations
- Chairman, 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 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 192: Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2016
- S. 2680: Mental Health Reform Act of 2016
- S. 1893: Mental Health Awareness and Improvement Act of 2015
- S. 1177 (114th): Every Student Succeeds Act
- S. 1124: WIOA Technical Amendments Act
- S. 252 (113th): PREEMIE Reauthorization Act
- S. 982 (113th): Freedom to Fish Act
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Alexander sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (26%) Labor and Employment (18%) Animals (14%) Education (14%) Energy (11%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) Government Operations and Politics (5%) Armed Forces and National Security (3%)
Some of Alexander’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 100: A bill to modify the boundary of the Shiloh National Military Park located ...
- S. 99: A bill to require the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability ...
- S. 60: A bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at ...
- S.Res. 636: A resolution designating the week of December 4 through December 10, 2016, as ...
- S. 3464 (114th): Overtime Reform and Review Act
- S. 3383: A bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at ...
- S.Res. 560: A resolution designating October 30, 2016, as a national day of remembrance for ...
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H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
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 ...
H.R. 3435 (111th): Making supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2009 for the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Program.
Aug 6, 2009. Bill Passed 60/37.
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 Jan 2017, Alexander missed 142 of 4,345 roll call votes, which is 3.3%. This is worse than the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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