Sen. Mitch McConnell (R)

Senate Majority Leader

Senator from Kentucky

Elected Positions:

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1985-2020 Senator Kentucky

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2014 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills McConnell 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). McConnell is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Mitch McConnell sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

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Voting Record

From Jan 1985 to May 2015, McConnell missed 84 of 10,298 roll call votes, which is 0.8%. This is better 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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Recent Legislative Activity

Failed Cloture

S. 1357: A bill to extend authority relating to roving surveillance, access to business records, and individual terrorists as agents of foreign powers under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 until July 31, 2015, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Mitch McConnell [R-KY]

Last Action: Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 45 - 54. Record Vote Number: 195.

Explanation: This bill is provisionally dead due to a failed vote for cloture on May 23, 2015. Cloture is required to move past a Senate filibuster or the threat of a filibuster and takes a 3/5ths vote. In practice, most bills must pass cloture to move forward in the Senate.

May 23, 2015