Sen. Mitch McConnell

Senate Majority Leader

Senator from Kentucky, Republican

McConnell, a Republican, has been a senator from Kentucky since Jan 3, 1985 (next election in 2020).



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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for McConnell for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Mitch McConnell sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

McConnell sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (23%) International Affairs (19%) Environmental Protection (16%) Economics and Public Finance (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1985 to Sep 2016, McConnell missed 84 of 10,593 roll call votes, which is 0.8%. This is better than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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