Sen. Lamar Alexander

Senator from Tennessee, Republican

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



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 (10%) Taxation (3%) Sports and Recreation (3%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2003 to Sep 2016, Alexander missed 141 of 4,300 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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: