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 2022.
Read our 2018 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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to Jun 18, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Lisa Murkowski sits on the following committees:
- Chair, Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Senate Committee on Appropriations
- Chair, Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Department of Defense
- Member, Subcommittee on Department of Homeland Security
- Member, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
- Member, Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
- Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
- Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
Murkowski was the primary sponsor of 28 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 47: John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act
- S. 825: Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Land Transfer Act of 2017
- S. 3673 (115th): Department of Energy Quantum Information Science Research Act
- S. 2503: Department of Energy Research and Innovation Act
- S. 724: A bill to amend the Federal Power Act to modernize authorizations for necessary hydropower approvals.
- S. 215: A bill to authorize the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to issue an order continuing a stay of a hydroelectric license for the Mahoney Lake hydroelectric project in the ...
- S. 2325: Northern Mariana Islands U.S. Workforce Act
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:
Some of Murkowski’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 1857: A bill to amend the National Energy Conservation Policy Act to improve Federal ...
- S.Res. 251: A resolution recognizing 2019 as the International Year of the Salmon, a framework ...
- S.Res. 212: A resolution celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage and ratification of the ...
- S. 1317: American Mineral Security Act
- S. 1234: Nuclear Waste Administration Act of 2019
- S. 1177: SEAL Act
- S. 1179: Arctic Policy Act of 2019
From Jan 2003 to Jun 2019, Murkowski missed 242 of 5,093 roll call votes, which is 4.8%. This is much 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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