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Sen. Mike Rounds

Senator for South Dakota

Rounds, a Republican, is the junior senator from South Dakota and has served since Jan 6, 2015. Rounds is next up for reelection in 2020.

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Rounds.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Rounds 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 Rounds has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Americans for Prosperity: 95% United States Chamber of Commerce: 92% FreedomWorks: 84% The Club for Growth: 64% Human Rights Campaign: 16% American Civil Liberties Union: 11% League of Conservation Voters: 2% NIAC Action: F Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Committee Membership

Mike Rounds sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Rounds sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (57%) Finance and Financial Sector (20%) Native Americans (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Rounds’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.J.Res. 123: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes.
Dec 7, 2017. Joint Resolution Passed 81/14.
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
Nay H.R. 644: Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015
Feb 11, 2016. Conference Report Agreed to 75/20.
This bill became the vehicle for the passage of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, which includes a variety of requirements on trade protection and general trade policy. It would authorize and fund United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP), an agency ...
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Dec 2017, Rounds missed 7 of 813 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 1.4% 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: