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Sen. Raphael Warnock

Senator for Georgia

pronounced RAH-fay-el // WAHR-nok

Warnock is the junior senator from Georgia and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 20, 2021. Warnock’s current term ends on Jan 3, 2023.

Photo of Sen. Raphael Warnock [D-GA]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Warnock is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Warnock has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Dec 1, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Raphael Warnock sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Warnock was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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Does 4 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Warnock sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (29%) Health (26%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Transportation and Public Works (12%) Taxation (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (5%) Labor and Employment (5%) Housing and Community Development (5%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Warnock recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Warnock voted Yea

Resolution Agreed to 89/11 on Feb 9, 2021.

This was a Senate Resolution on procedures for the trial of the former President. It needed only a simple majority to pass, but received 87 …

Warnock voted Yea

Bill Passed 69/27 on Jan 21, 2021.

This was a vote to waive the seven-year waiting period for former military to serve in the civilian position of Defense Secretary. Nominee Lloyd Austin …

Missed Votes

From Jan 2021 to Dec 2022, Warnock missed 38 of 898 roll call votes, which is 4.2%. This is worse than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: