Sen. Patrick Leahy

Senator from Vermont, Democrat

Leahy, a Democrat, has been a senator from Vermont since Jan 14, 1975 (next election in 2016).

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

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Leahy for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Patrick Leahy sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Leahy sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (39%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Commerce (12%) International Affairs (11%) Taxation (7%) Immigration (6%) Armed Forces and National Security (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1975 to Sep 2016, Leahy missed 582 of 15,742 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. 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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