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Sen. Roger Marshall

Senator for Kansas

pronounced RAW-jer // MAHR-shul


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 was previously the representative for Kansas’s 1st congressional district as a Republican from 2017 to 2020.

Marshall is among the Republican legislators who, by calling for entire states to be disenfranchised in the 2020 presidential election, fomented the terrorist attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 that aimed to prevent the determination of the next president of the United States. Shortly after the 2020 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 discounted, claiming that some voters there followed procedures set by the wrong state officials. The case amplified lies and conspiracy theories that fueled the movement that led to the attack on the Capitol. The Supreme Court rejected the case. Following the rejection of several cases before the Supreme Court, one legislator called for violence. In the days leading up to January 6, Marshall had announced his intent to object on that day to the inclusion of some states in the count of electors that determines the next president, disenfranchising millions of voters based on lies, conspiracy theories, and preposterous legal theories all falsely claiming various sorts of mass fraud that did not occur. The announcement amplified the message that inspired the attack on the Capitol. On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the attack on the Capitol, Marshall voted for the exclusion of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania — states narrowly won by Democrats — from the count of Electoral College votes that determined the next President of the United States.
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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2020 Report Card for Marshall.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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, 2017 to Jun 16, 2021. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

United States Chamber of Commerce: 92% The Club for Growth: 69% League of Conservation Voters: 6% Human Rights Campaign: 0% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Committee Membership

Roger Marshall sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Marshall was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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Does 3 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Marshall sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (28%) Agriculture and Food (22%) Commerce (14%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Taxation (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%) International Affairs (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Marshall’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Marshall voted Nay

Marshall voted Yea

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due ...

Marshall voted Nay

Passed 396/2 on Dec 9, 2020.

Marshall voted Yea

Marshall voted Nay

Passed 373/45 on Feb 5, 2020.

Marshall voted Nay

Marshall voted Yea

Passed 361/61 on Sep 26, 2018.

H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion ...

Marshall voted Yea

Passed 229/177 on May 19, 2017.

H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2021 to Jun 2021, Marshall missed 5 of 241 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is on par with the median of 1.6% 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 and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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