Sen. Lisa Murkowski
Senator for Alaska
pronounced LEE-suh // mer-KOW-skee
Murkowski is the senior senator from Alaska and is a Republican. She has served since Jan 7, 2003. Murkowski is next up for reelection in 2028 and serves until Jan 3, 2029. She is 66 years old.
Read our 2022 Report Card for Murkowski.
Murkowski is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Murkowski has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Sep 29, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
Lisa Murkowski sits on the following committees:
Murkowski was the primary sponsor of 44 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 5087 (117th): A bill to amend the Not Invisible Act of 2019 to extend, and provide additional support for, the activities of the Department of the Interior and the …
- S. 5066 (117th): Don Young Recognition Act
- S. 5016 (117th): Colonel Mary Louise Rasmuson Campus of the Alaska VA Healthcare System Act of 2022
- S. 1128 (117th): University of Alaska Fiscal Foundation Act
- S. 1354 (117th): Alaska Trails Act
- S. 325 (117th): A bill to amend the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act to extend the deadline for a report by the Alyce Spotted …
- S. 2364 (117th): Bree’s Law
Does 44 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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 at least about half 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).
Murkowski sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
Murkowski recently introduced the following legislation:
- S. 2615: Alaska Native Village Municipal Lands Restoration Act of 2023
- S.Res. 303: A resolution congratulating the University of Alaska Fairbanks rifle team for winning the …
- S. 2352: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude micro-grants …
- S. 2354: Improving Agriculture, Research, Cultivation, Timber, and Indigenous Commodities (ARCTIC) Act
- S. 2182: Wild USA Seafood Act of 2023
- S. 1918: Don Young Veterans Advancing Conservation Act
- S. 1889: Unrecognized Southeast Alaska Native Communities Recognition and Compensation Act
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2003 to Sep 2023, Murkowski missed 352 of 6,827 roll call votes, which is 5.2%. This is much worse than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|2013 Jan-Jan 112th Congress||1||0||0.0%||0th|
|2021 Jan-Jan 116th Congress||2||0||0.0%||0th|
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