skip to main content

2016 Report Cards: All Senators

These statistics dissect the legislative records of Members of Congress during the 114th Congress (Jan 6, 2015-Jan 3, 2017), as of Aug 24, 2017.

Page Icon

 

Missed Votes

The percentage of votes each legislator missed in the 114th Congress.

All Senators
most absent
#1 32.3% Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]
#2 31.3% Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL]
#3 28.5% Sen. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders [I-VT]
#4 24.5% Sen. Lindsey Graham [R-SC]
#5 15.1% Sen. David Vitter [R-LA, 2005-2016]
#6 13.3% Sen. Barbara Boxer [D-CA, 1993-2016]
#7 12.2% Sen. Harry Reid [D-NV, 1987-2016]
#8 8.0% Sen. Patrick “Pat” Toomey [R-PA]
#9 7.2% Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA]
#9 7.2% Sen. Mike Lee [R-UT]
#11 6.4% Sen. Bill Nelson [D-FL]
#12 6.2% Sen. Mark Kirk [R-IL, 2010-2016]
#13 5.4% Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D-MD, 1987-2016]
#14 4.8% Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY]
#15 4.4% Sen. Claire McCaskill [D-MO]
#15 4.4% Sen. Roy Blunt [R-MO]
#17 4.2% Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ]
#17 4.2% Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK]
#19 4.0% Sen. Richard Shelby [R-AL]
#20 3.8% Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS]
#21 3.6% Sen. Chris Coons [D-DE]
#22 3.4% Sen. Michael Enzi [R-WY]
#22 3.4% Sen. Dan Sullivan [R-AK]
#24 3.2% Sen. Ron Johnson [R-WI]
#24 3.2% Sen. Timothy Kaine [D-VA]
#26 3.0% Sen. Daniel Coats [R-IN, 2011-2016]
#26 3.0% Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV]
#28 2.8% Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN]
#28 2.8% Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN]
#28 2.8% Sen. Alan “Al” Franken [D-MN]
#28 2.8% Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR]
#28 2.8% Sen. Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions [R-AL, 1997-2017]
#28 2.8% Sen. John McCain [R-AZ]
#34 2.6% Sen. Thomas Carper [D-DE]
#34 2.6% Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK]
#34 2.6% Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA]
#37 2.2% Sen. Tim Scott [R-SC]
#37 2.2% Sen. Roger Wicker [R-MS]
#37 2.2% Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL]
#37 2.2% Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID]
#37 2.2% Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS]
#37 2.2% Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO]
#37 2.2% Sen. Angus King [I-ME]
#37 2.2% Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH]
#45 1.8% Sen. Joe Manchin [D-WV]
#45 1.8% Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]
#45 1.8% Sen. Robert “Bob” Menéndez [D-NJ]
#48 1.6% Sen. Cory Booker [D-NJ]
#48 1.6% Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D-MN]
#48 1.6% Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT]
#48 1.6% Sen. David Perdue [R-GA]
#48 1.6% Sen. Thad Cochran [R-MS]
#48 1.6% Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA]
#54 1.4% Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH]
#54 1.4% Sen. Debbie Stabenow [D-MI]
#54 1.4% Sen. Kelly Ayotte [R-NH, 2011-2016]
#54 1.4% Sen. Mike Rounds [R-SD]
#54 1.4% Sen. Gary Peters [D-MI]
#59 1.2% Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA]
#59 1.2% Sen. John Hoeven [R-ND]
#59 1.2% Sen. Bill Cassidy [R-LA]
#59 1.2% Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA]
#59 1.2% Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR]
#64 1.0% Sen. Jeff Merkley [D-OR]
#64 1.0% Sen. Robert “Bob” Casey [D-PA]
#64 1.0% Sen. Benjamin Sasse [R-NE]
#67 0.8% Sen. Jeanne Shaheen [D-NH]
#67 0.8% Sen. James Risch [R-ID]
#67 0.8% Sen. Joe Donnelly [D-IN]
#67 0.8% Sen. John Boozman [R-AR]
#67 0.8% Sen. John Thune [R-SD]
#67 0.8% Sen. Shelley Capito [R-WV]
#67 0.8% Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM]
#74 0.6% Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC]
#74 0.6% Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT]
#74 0.6% Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM]
#74 0.6% Sen. Thom Tillis [R-NC]
#74 0.6% Sen. Christopher Murphy [D-CT]
#74 0.6% Sen. Brian Schatz [D-HI]
#80 0.4% Sen. Charles “Chuck” Schumer [D-NY]
#80 0.4% Sen. Richard Blumenthal [D-CT]
#80 0.4% Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]
#80 0.4% Sen. Heidi Heitkamp [D-ND]
#84 0.2% Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI]
#84 0.2% Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT]
#84 0.2% Sen. Mazie Hirono [D-HI]
#84 0.2% Sen. James Lankford [R-OK]
#84 0.2% Sen. John Barrasso [R-WY]
#89 0.0% Sen. Deb Fischer [R-NE]
#89 0.0% Sen. Michael Bennet [D-CO]
#89 0.0% Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA]
#89 0.0% Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D-RI]
#89 0.0% Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD]
#89 0.0% Sen. Joni Ernst [R-IA]
#89 0.0% Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA]
#89 0.0% Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT]
#89 0.0% Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA]
#89 0.0% Sen. Mitch McConnell [R-KY]
#89 0.0% Sen. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI]
#89 0.0% Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME]
Export to CSV...

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.

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 114th Congress) was the 114th Congress (freshmen) or 113th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.