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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]
#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. Mike Lee [R-UT]
#9 7.2% Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA]
#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. Roy Blunt [R-MO]
#15 4.4% Sen. Claire McCaskill [D-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. Timothy Kaine [D-VA]
#24 3.2% Sen. Ron Johnson [R-WI]
#26 3.0% Sen. Daniel Coats [R-IN, 2011-2016]
#26 3.0% Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV]
#28 2.8% Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN]
#28 2.8% Sen. Alan “Al” Franken [D-MN]
#28 2.8% Sen. Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions [R-AL, 1997-2017]
#28 2.8% Sen. John McCain [R-AZ]
#28 2.8% Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR]
#28 2.8% Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN]
#34 2.6% Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA]
#34 2.6% Sen. Thomas Carper [D-DE]
#34 2.6% Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK]
#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. Sherrod Brown [D-OH]
#37 2.2% Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO]
#37 2.2% Sen. Angus King [I-ME]
#45 1.8% Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]
#45 1.8% Sen. Robert “Bob” Menéndez [D-NJ]
#45 1.8% Sen. Joe Manchin [D-WV]
#48 1.6% Sen. Thad Cochran [R-MS]
#48 1.6% Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA]
#48 1.6% Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT]
#48 1.6% Sen. David Perdue [R-GA]
#48 1.6% Sen. Cory Booker [D-NJ]
#48 1.6% Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D-MN]
#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. Patty Murray [D-WA]
#59 1.2% Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR]
#59 1.2% Sen. John Hoeven [R-ND]
#59 1.2% Sen. Bill Cassidy [R-LA]
#59 1.2% Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA]
#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. Joe Donnelly [D-IN]
#67 0.8% Sen. John Boozman [R-AR]
#67 0.8% Sen. John Thune [R-SD]
#67 0.8% Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM]
#67 0.8% Sen. Shelley Capito [R-WV]
#67 0.8% Sen. Jeanne Shaheen [D-NH]
#67 0.8% Sen. James Risch [R-ID]
#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]
#74 0.6% Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC]
#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. Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI]
#84 0.2% Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT]
#84 0.2% Sen. Mazie Hirono [D-HI]
#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. Mitch McConnell [R-KY]
#89 0.0% Sen. Tammy Baldwin [D-WI]
#89 0.0% Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME]
#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. Deb Fischer [R-NE]
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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.

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.