Marshall is the junior senator from Kansas and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2021. Marshall is next up for reelection in 2026 and serves until Jan 3, 2027. He is 62 years old.
He was previously the representative for Kansas’s 1st congressional district as a Republican from 2017 to 2020.
Our work to hold Congress accountable only matters if elections are decided by counting votes. President Trump, his senior government advisors, and Republican legislators collaborated to have the 2020 presidential election decided instead by incumbent politicians running in the very same election. Their attempts to suppress entire state-certified vote counts without adjudication in the courts and using a disinformation campaign of lies and conspiracy theories was a months-long, multifarious attempted coup.
Marshall was among the Republican legislators who participated in the attempted coup. Shortly after the election, Marshall joined a case before the Supreme Court calling for all the votes for president in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — states that were narrowly won by Democrats — to be discarded, in order to change the outcome of the election, based on lies and a preposterous legal argument which the Supreme Court rejected. (Following the rejection of several related cases before the Supreme Court, another legislator who joined the case called for violence.) In the days leading up to January 6, 2021’s congressional certification of the election, Marshall announced his intent to object to the inclusion of some states from the certification, which would have disenfranchised millions of voters and amplified lies, conspiracy theories, and preposterous legal theories about purported fraud. On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the violent insurrection at the Capitol, Marshall voted to reject the state-certified election results of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania (states narrowly won by Democrats), which could have changed the outcome of the election. These legislators have generally changed their story after their vote, claiming it was merely a protest and not intended to change the outcome of the election as they clearly sought prior to the vote. The January 6, 2021 violent insurrection at the Capitol, led on the front lines by militant white supremacy groups, attempted to prevent President-elect Joe Biden from taking office by disrupting Congress’s count of electors.
Read our 2022 Report Card for Marshall.
Marshall 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 Marshall has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Mar 23, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
Roger Marshall sits on the following committees:
Marshall was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 6067 (116th): SALE Act of 2020
- H.R. 859 (116th): To authorize the honorary appointment of Robert J. Dole to the grade of colonel in the regular Army.
- H.R. 2711 (115th): National Memorial to Fallen Educators Act
- H.R. 4213 (115th): To amend the Agricultural Credit Act of 1978 to establish a program to provide advance payments under the Emergency Conservation Program for the repair or replacement of …
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).
Marshall sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (31%) Agriculture and Food (14%) International Affairs (13%) Taxation (11%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Commerce (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) Immigration (6%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Marshall recently introduced the following legislation:
- S. 936: A bill to amend the Small Business Act to include requirements relating to …
- S.J.Res. 18: A joint resolution disapproving of the rule submitted by the Department of Homeland …
- S. 698: Drug Cartel Terrorist Designation Act
- S. 455: Travel Freedom Act
- S.J.Res. 9: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, …
- S. 303: Presidential Budget Accountability Act
- S. 304: PAYSTUB Act
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2021 to Mar 2023, Marshall missed 23 of 1,013 roll call votes, which is 2.3%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% 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, major life events, and running for higher office.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|2017 Jan-Mar (House)||208||2||1.0%||39th|
|2017 Apr-Jun (House)||136||0||0.0%||0th|
|2017 Jul-Sep (House)||199||0||0.0%||0th|
|2017 Oct-Dec (House)||167||0||0.0%||0th|
|2018 Jan-Mar (House)||129||0||0.0%||0th|
|2018 Apr-Jun (House)||184||1||0.5%||17th|
|2018 Jul-Sep (House)||102||0||0.0%||0th|
|2018 Nov-Dec (House)||85||1||1.2%||36th|
|2019 Jan-Mar (House)||136||4||2.9%||72nd|
|2019 Apr-Jun (House)||294||10||3.4%||80th|
|2019 Jul-Sep (House)||125||7||5.6%||90th|
|2019 Oct-Dec (House)||146||12||8.2%||88th|
|2020 Jan-Mar (House)||102||2||2.0%||49th|
|2020 Apr-Jun (House)||31||12||38.7%||98th|
|2020 Jul-Sep (House)||80||4||5.0%||78th|
|2020 Oct-Dec (House)||40||2||5.0%||67th|
|2021 Jan-Mar (Senate)||142||1||0.7%||63rd|
|2021 Apr-Jun (Senate)||110||5||4.5%||80th|
|2021 Jul-Sep (Senate)||150||5||3.3%||73rd|
|2021 Oct-Dec (Senate)||126||2||1.6%||44th|
|2022 Jan-Mar (Senate)||125||3||2.4%||55th|
|2022 Apr-Jun (Senate)||117||3||2.6%||57th|
|2022 Jul-Sep (Senate)||110||2||1.8%||48th|
|2022 Nov-Dec (Senate)||69||2||2.9%||66th|
|2023 Feb-Mar (Senate)||64||0||0.0%||0th|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Office of Roger Marshall for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills