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Sen. Roger Marshall

Senator for Kansas

pronounced RAH-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 participated in the months-long, multifarious attempted coup following the 2020 presidential election. 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, Marshall had announced his intent to object on that day to the inclusion of some states in the final tally that determined the next president, which would have disenfranchised 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 Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the 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 insurrection at the Capitol disrupted Congress’s count of electors that determined the outcome of the presidential election with the goal to prevent President Joe Biden from taking office.
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Analysis

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 May 25, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Roger Marshall sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Marshall was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Marshall sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (29%) Agriculture and Food (21%) International Affairs (12%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Commerce (9%) Taxation (7%) Labor and Employment (5%) Armed Forces and National Security (5%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Marshall recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Marshall voted Nay

Marshall voted Nay

Resolution Agreed to 89/11 on Feb 9, 2021.

This was a Senate Resolution on procedures for the trial of the former President. It needed only a simple majority to pass, but received 87 …

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 May 2022, Marshall missed 19 of 740 roll call votes, which is 2.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% 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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