Sen. Lamar Alexander

Senator from Tennessee, Republican

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


2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship 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)

Committee Membership

Lamar Alexander sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Alexander sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (26%) Education (18%) Labor and Employment (16%) Animals (13%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) Energy (10%) Transportation and Public Works (3%) Water Resources Development (3%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2003 to May 2016, Alexander missed 140 of 4,240 roll call votes, which is 3.3%. This is worse than the median of 1.6% 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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