Sen. Roger Wicker

Senator from Mississippi, Republican

Wicker, a Republican, is a senator from Mississippi and has served since Dec 31, 2007 (next election in 2018).

He was previously the representative for Mississippi's 1st congressional district (1995-2007).

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Wicker.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Wicker has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Wicker is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Roger Wicker sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Wicker was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Wicker sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (19%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (14%) Law (14%) International Affairs (11%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (11%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Social Welfare (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Wicker’s Vote Vote Description
Aye H.R. 3355 (110th): Homeowners’ Defense Act of 2007
Nov 8, 2007. Passed 258/155.
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
Yea H.R. 3087 (110th): A bill to require the Secretary of Defense to submit to Congress reports on the status of ...
Oct 2, 2007. Passed 377/46.
Yea H.R. 3121 (110th): Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act of 2007
Sep 27, 2007. Passed 263/146.
Aye H.R. 1908 (110th): Patent Reform Act of 2007
Sep 7, 2007. Passed 220/175.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.
Nay H.R. 2317 (110th): Lobbying Transparency Act of 2007
May 24, 2007. Passed 382/37.
Aye H.R. 1227 (110th): Gulf Coast Hurricane Housing Recovery Act of 2007
Mar 21, 2007. Passed 302/125.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2008 to Apr 2017, Wicker missed 61 of 2,672 roll call votes, which is 2.3%. This is worse than the median of 1.3% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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