Sen. Lisa Murkowski

Senator from Alaska, Republican

Murkowski, a Republican, has been a senator from Alaska since Jan 7, 2003 (next election in 2016).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Murkowski has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her 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). Murkowski is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Murkowski for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Lisa Murkowski sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Murkowski sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Energy (31%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (29%) Health (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Native Americans (9%) Education (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Murkowski’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 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.
Nay S.J.Res. 8: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the ...
Mar 4, 2015. Joint Resolution Passed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2003 to Dec 2016, Murkowski missed 208 of 4,314 roll call votes, which is 4.8%. This is much worse than the median of 1.8% 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: