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2014 Report Cards: All Senators

These statistics dissect the legislative records of Members of Congress during the 113th Congress (Jan 3, 2013-Jan 2, 2015), as of Jan 12, 2015.

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Missed Votes

The percentage of votes each legislator missed in the 113th Congress.

All Senators
most absent
#1 19.9% Sen. Thomas Coburn [R-OK, 2005-2014]
#10 7.6% Sen. Brian Schatz [D-HI]
#11 7.5% Sen. Mark Begich [D-AK, 2009-2014]
#12 7.3% Sen. Lindsey Graham [R-SC]
#13 7.2% Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK]
#13 7.2% Sen. Mark Kirk [R-IL, 2010-2016]
#15 6.8% Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL]
#16 6.7% Sen. Barbara Boxer [D-CA, 1993-2016]
#16 6.7% Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN]
#16 6.7% Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]
#19 6.5% Sen. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders [I-VT]
#2 17.2% Sen. Thad Cochran [R-MS, 1979-2018]
#20 6.1% Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS]
#21 5.9% Sen. Roy Blunt [R-MO]
#22 5.8% Sen. Mike Johanns [R-NE, 2009-2014]
#23 5.6% Sen. Claire McCaskill [D-MO]
#23 5.6% Sen. Mark Udall [D-CO, 2009-2014]
#25 5.5% Sen. Mark Pryor [D-AR, 2003-2014]
#26 4.7% Sen. John McCain [R-AZ]
#27 4.6% Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA]
#28 4.4% Sen. Thomas “Tom” Harkin [D-IA, 1985-2014]
#29 4.3% Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D-MD, 1987-2016]
#3 12.5% Sen. John “Jay” Rockefeller [D-WV, 1985-2014]
#30 4.0% Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA]
#31 3.5% Sen. Mike Lee [R-UT]
#32 3.3% Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ]
#32 3.3% Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]
#32 3.3% Sen. Patrick “Pat” Toomey [R-PA]
#35 3.0% Sen. Robert “Bob” Casey [D-PA]
#36 2.9% Sen. Bill Nelson [D-FL]
#36 2.9% Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC]
#36 2.9% Sen. Ron Johnson [R-WI]
#39 2.8% Sen. Cory Booker [D-NJ]
#4 11.7% Sen. Saxby Chambliss [R-GA, 2003-2014]
#40 2.7% Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY]
#40 2.7% Sen. Tim Scott [R-SC]
#42 2.6% Sen. Kay Hagan [D-NC, 2009-2014]
#42 2.6% Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA]
#42 2.6% Sen. Roger Wicker [R-MS]
#45 2.5% Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA]
#46 2.4% Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN]
#46 2.4% Sen. Daniel Coats [R-IN, 2011-2016]
#48 2.3% Sen. Heidi Heitkamp [D-ND]
#48 2.3% Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT]
#48 2.3% Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH]
#5 11.6% Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK]
#51 2.1% Sen. Carl Levin [D-MI, 1979-2014]
#51 2.1% Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV]
#51 2.1% Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA]
#54 2.0% Sen. Chris Coons [D-DE]
#54 2.0% Sen. James Risch [R-ID]
#54 2.0% Sen. Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions [R-AL, 1997-2017]
#54 2.0% Sen. Joe Manchin [D-WV]
#58 1.8% Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA]
#59 1.7% Sen. Debbie Stabenow [D-MI]
#6 11.0% Sen. Mary Landrieu [D-LA, 1997-2014]
#60 1.5% Sen. Kelly Ayotte [R-NH, 2011-2016]
#60 1.5% Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH]
#62 1.4% Sen. Harry Reid [D-NV, 1987-2016]
#62 1.4% Sen. Richard Shelby [R-AL]
#62 1.4% Sen. Timothy Kaine [D-VA]
#65 1.2% Sen. Jeff Merkley [D-OR]
#65 1.2% Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]
#65 1.2% Sen. Michael Bennet [D-CO]
#65 1.2% Sen. Robert “Bob” Menéndez [D-NJ]
#65 1.2% Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI]
#7 10.4% Sen. John Boozman [R-AR]
#70 1.1% Sen. Jeanne Shaheen [D-NH]
#70 1.1% Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT]
#70 1.1% Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID]
#70 1.1% Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT]
#74 0.9% Sen. John Barrasso [R-WY]
#74 0.9% Sen. John Hoeven [R-ND]
#74 0.9% Sen. Michael Enzi [R-WY]
#77 0.8% Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D-MN]
#77 0.8% Sen. Angus King [I-ME]
#79 0.6% Sen. Christopher Murphy [D-CT]
#79 0.6% Sen. John Thune [R-SD]
#79 0.6% Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D-RI]
#79 0.6% Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM]
#79 0.6% Sen. Tim Johnson [D-SD, 1997-2014]
#8 10.2% Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS]
#84 0.5% Sen. Alan “Al” Franken [D-MN, 2009-2017]
#84 0.5% Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD]
#84 0.5% Sen. Joe Donnelly [D-IN]
#84 0.5% Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA]
#84 0.5% Sen. Mitch McConnell [R-KY]
#84 0.5% Sen. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI]
#9 9.7% Sen. David Vitter [R-LA, 2005-2016]
#90 0.3% Sen. Richard Blumenthal [D-CT]
#90 0.3% Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL]
#90 0.3% Sen. Thomas Carper [D-DE]
#90 0.3% Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM]
#94 0.3% Sen. John Walsh [D-MT, 2014-2014]
#95 0.2% Sen. Charles “Chuck” Schumer [D-NY]
#95 0.2% Sen. Mazie Hirono [D-HI]
#97 0.0% Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA]
#97 0.0% Sen. Deb Fischer [R-NE]
#97 0.0% Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR]
#97 0.0% Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME]
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The Speaker of the House is not included in this statistic because according to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings, and the delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are also not included because they were not elligible to vote in any roll call votes.

Additional Notes

The Speaker’s Votes: Missed votes are not computed for the Speaker of the House. According to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings.” In practice this means the Speaker of the House rarely votes but is not considered absent.

Leadership/Ideology: The leadership and ideology scores are not displayed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, or, for ideology, for Members of Congress that have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable leadership and ideology statistics.

Missing Bills: We exclude bills from some statistics where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill because the bill’s text was replaced in whole with unrelated provisions (i.e. it became a vehicle for passage of unrelated provisions).

Ranking Members (RkMembs): The chair of a committee is always selected from the political party that holds the most seats in the chamber, called the “majority party”. The “ranking member” (sometimes “RkMembs”) is the title given to the senior-most member of the committee not in the majority party.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores are Members of Congress whose first term (in the same chamber at the end of the 113th Congress) was the 113th Congress (freshmen) or 112th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.