Sen. Pat Roberts

Senator from Kansas, Republican

Roberts, a Republican, has been a senator from Kansas since Jan 7, 1997 (next election in 2020).

He was previously the representative for Kansas's 1st congressional district (1981-1996).



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

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Roberts for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Pat Roberts sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Roberts sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (32%) Agriculture and Food (20%) Taxation (13%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%) Education (5%) Environmental Protection (3%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1997 to Sep 2016, Roberts missed 177 of 6,217 roll call votes, which is 2.8%. This is worse 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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