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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2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

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)

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 (15%) International Affairs (14%) Commerce (11%) Taxation (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%) Immigration (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1975 to May 2016, Leahy missed 579 of 15,678 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. This is worse than the median of 1.6% 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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