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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.

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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]
#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]
#2 31.3% Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL]
#20 3.8% Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS]
#21 3.6% Sen. Chris Coons [D-DE]
#22 3.4% Sen. Dan Sullivan [R-AK]
#22 3.4% Sen. Michael Enzi [R-WY]
#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. Alan “Al” Franken [D-MN, 2009-2017]
#28 2.8% Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN]
#28 2.8% Sen. Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions [R-AL, 1997-2017]
#28 2.8% Sen. John McCain [R-AZ, 1987-2018]
#28 2.8% Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN]
#28 2.8% Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR]
#3 28.5% Sen. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders [I-VT]
#34 2.6% Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA]
#34 2.6% Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK]
#34 2.6% Sen. Thomas Carper [D-DE]
#37 2.2% Sen. Angus King [I-ME]
#37 2.2% Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO]
#37 2.2% Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID]
#37 2.2% Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS]
#37 2.2% Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL]
#37 2.2% Sen. Roger Wicker [R-MS]
#37 2.2% Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH]
#37 2.2% Sen. Tim Scott [R-SC]
#4 24.5% Sen. Lindsey Graham [R-SC]
#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. Amy Klobuchar [D-MN]
#48 1.6% Sen. Cory Booker [D-NJ]
#48 1.6% Sen. David Perdue [R-GA]
#48 1.6% Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA]
#48 1.6% Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT]
#48 1.6% Sen. Thad Cochran [R-MS, 1979-2018]
#5 15.1% Sen. David Vitter [R-LA, 2005-2016]
#54 1.4% Sen. Debbie Stabenow [D-MI]
#54 1.4% Sen. Gary Peters [D-MI]
#54 1.4% Sen. Kelly Ayotte [R-NH, 2011-2016]
#54 1.4% Sen. Mike Rounds [R-SD]
#54 1.4% Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH]
#59 1.2% Sen. Bill Cassidy [R-LA]
#59 1.2% Sen. John Hoeven [R-ND]
#59 1.2% Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA]
#59 1.2% Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA]
#59 1.2% Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR]
#6 13.3% Sen. Barbara Boxer [D-CA, 1993-2016]
#64 1.0% Sen. Benjamin Sasse [R-NE]
#64 1.0% Sen. Jeff Merkley [D-OR]
#64 1.0% Sen. Robert “Bob” Casey [D-PA]
#67 0.8% Sen. James Risch [R-ID]
#67 0.8% Sen. Jeanne Shaheen [D-NH]
#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]
#7 12.2% Sen. Harry Reid [D-NV, 1987-2016]
#74 0.6% Sen. Brian Schatz [D-HI]
#74 0.6% Sen. Christopher Murphy [D-CT]
#74 0.6% Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM]
#74 0.6% Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT]
#74 0.6% Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC]
#74 0.6% Sen. Thom Tillis [R-NC]
#8 8.0% Sen. Patrick “Pat” Toomey [R-PA]
#80 0.4% Sen. Charles “Chuck” Schumer [D-NY]
#80 0.4% Sen. Heidi Heitkamp [D-ND]
#80 0.4% Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]
#80 0.4% Sen. Richard Blumenthal [D-CT]
#84 0.2% Sen. James Lankford [R-OK]
#84 0.2% Sen. John Barrasso [R-WY]
#84 0.2% Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT]
#84 0.2% Sen. Mazie Hirono [D-HI]
#84 0.2% Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI]
#89 0.0% Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD]
#89 0.0% Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA]
#89 0.0% Sen. Deb Fischer [R-NE]
#89 0.0% Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA]
#89 0.0% Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D-RI]
#89 0.0% Sen. Joni Ernst [R-IA]
#89 0.0% Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA]
#89 0.0% Sen. Michael Bennet [D-CO]
#89 0.0% Sen. Mitch McConnell [R-KY]
#89 0.0% Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT]
#89 0.0% Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME]
#89 0.0% Sen. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI]
#9 7.2% Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA]
#9 7.2% Sen. Mike Lee [R-UT]
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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 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.