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Sen. Roger Wicker

Senator for Mississippi

pronounced RAH-jer // WIH-ker

Wicker is the senior senator from Mississippi and is a Republican. He has served since Dec 31, 2007. Wicker is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. He is 72 years old.

He was previously the representative for Mississippi’s 1st congressional district as a Republican from 1995 to 2007.

Photo of Sen. Roger Wicker [R-MS]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2022 Report Card for Wicker.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Wicker 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 Wicker has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Sep 27, 2023. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Roger Wicker sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Wicker was the primary sponsor of 38 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 38 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

Wicker sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Science, Technology, Communications (24%) Transportation and Public Works (22%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (15%) International Affairs (9%) Commerce (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (8%) Taxation (7%) Health (6%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Wicker recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Wicker voted Aye

Wicker voted Yea

Wicker voted Aye

Passed 220/175 on Sep 7, 2007.

Wicker voted Nay

Wicker voted Aye

Missed Votes

From Jan 2008 to Sep 2023, Wicker missed 78 of 5,058 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is better than the median of 2.4% 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.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: