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Sen. Roger Wicker’s 2020 Report Card

Senior Senator from Mississippi
Republican
Serving Dec 31, 2007 – Jan 3, 2025


These statistics cover Wicker’s record during the 116th Congress (Jan 3, 2019-Jan 3, 2021) and compare him to other senators also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Jan 30, 2021.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make this legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of Wicker’s legislative career and make your own judgements based on what activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

 

Got influential cosponsors the most often compared to All Senators

23 of Wicker’s bills and resolutions in the 116th Congress had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

Those bills were: S. 910: National Sea Grant College Program ...; S. 914: Coordinated Ocean Observations and Research ...; S. 1439: Maritime Administration Authorization and Enhancement ...; S. 1601: HOT CARS Act of 2019; S. 1608: Promoting Physical Activity for Americans ...; S. 2166: Regional Ocean Partnership Act; S. 2346: Fishery Failures: Urgently Needed Disaster ...; S. 2775: HACKED Act of 2019; S. 2909: NASA Enhanced Use Leasing Extension ...; S. 2964: War Risk Insurance Extension Act ...; S. 3239: William T. Coleman, Jr., Department ...; S. 3704: Advanced Technological Manufacturing Act; S. 3717: Spectrum IT Modernization Act of ...; S. 3728: Critical Infrastructure Employee Protection Act ...; S. 3729: Motor Carrier Safety Grant Relief ...; S. 3969: Aircraft Safety and Certification Reform ...; S. 4012: RESTAURANTS Act of 2020; S. 4144: Sport Fish Restoration and Recreational ...; S. 4568: Forensic Science Research and Standards ...; S. 5024: National Ocean Exploration Act; S.Res. 136: A resolution supporting the goals ...; S.Res. 322: A resolution expressing support for ...; S.Res. 694: A resolution recognizing 100 years ...

Compare to all Senate Republicans (98th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (98th percentile); All Senators (99th percentile).


 

Got their bills out of committee the 2nd most often compared to All Senators

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Wicker introduced 45 bills in the 116th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: S. 109: No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion ...; S. 810: COASTAL Implementation Act of 2019; S. 910: National Sea Grant College Program ...; S. 914: Coordinated Ocean Observations and Research ...; S. 1269: Maritime SAFE Act; S. 1294: Broadband Interagency Coordination Act of ...; S. 1341: Safer Occupancy Furniture Flammability Act; S. 1439: Maritime Administration Authorization and Enhancement ...; S. 1601: HOT CARS Act of 2019; S. 1608: Promoting Physical Activity for Americans ...; S. 1625: United States 5G Leadership Act ...; S. 1822: Broadband DATA Act; S. 2166: Regional Ocean Partnership Act; S. 2249: A bill to allow the ...; S. 2346: Fishery Failures: Urgently Needed Disaster ...; S. 2775: HACKED Act of 2019; S. 2805: TOD Advancement Act of 2019; S. 2881: 5G Spectrum Act of 2019; S. 2894: Federal Maritime Commission National Shipper ...; S. 2909: NASA Enhanced Use Leasing Extension ...; S. 2964: War Risk Insurance Extension Act ...; S. 2979: Preventing Opioid and Drug Impairment ...; S. 3191: Industries of the Future Act ...; S. 3239: William T. Coleman, Jr., Department ...; S. 3704: Advanced Technological Manufacturing Act; S. 3712: Cyber Leap Act of 2020; S. 3717: Spectrum IT Modernization Act of ...; S. 3729: Motor Carrier Safety Grant Relief ...; S. 3930: Maritime Administration Authorization and Improvement ...; S. 3969: Aircraft Safety and Certification Reform ...; S. 4144: Sport Fish Restoration and Recreational ...; S. 4462: FLOODS Act; S. 4568: Forensic Science Research and Standards ...; S. 4774: Air Carrier Worker Support Extension ...; S. 4803: Beat CHINA for 5G Act ...; S. 4827: SPACE Act of 2020; S.Res. 136: A resolution supporting the goals ...; S.Res. 146: A resolution recognizing the centennial ...; S.Res. 174: A resolution expressing support for ...; S.Res. 224: A resolution supporting the goals ...; S.Res. 229: A resolution relative to the ...; S.Res. 322: A resolution expressing support for ...; S.Res. 508: A resolution commemorating the 150th ...; S.Res. 694: A resolution recognizing 100 years ...; S.Res. 768: A resolution expressing support for ...

Compare to all Senate Republicans (98th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (96th percentile); All Senators (98th percentile).


 

Introduced the 3rd most bills compared to Senate Republicans

Wicker introduced 90 bills and resolutions in the 116th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all Senate Republicans (94th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (74th percentile); All Senators (82nd percentile).


 

Held the 5th most committee positions compared to All Senators (tied with 1 other)

Wicker held a leadership position on 2 committees and 0 subcommittees, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. For comparison to other Members of Congress, we assigned a score giving five points for each full committee leadership position and one point for each subcommittee leadership position. View Wicker’s Profile »

Compare to all Senate Republicans (92nd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (89th percentile); All Senators (94th percentile).


 

Ranked 6th most politically right compared to Serving 10+ Years

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 116th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Wicker’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Senate Republicans (60th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (89th percentile); All Senators (79th percentile).


 

Got the 6th most cosponsors on their bills compared to Senate Republicans

Wicker’s bills and resolutions had 507 cosponsors in the 116th Congress. Securing cosponsors is an important part of getting support for a bill, although having more cosponsors does not always mean a bill will get a vote. View Bills »

Compare to all Senate Republicans (88th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (59th percentile); All Senators (72nd percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 11th most bills compared to All Senators

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 58 of Wicker’s 90 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Wicker caucused with in the 116th Congress.

Compare to all Senate Republicans (87th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (83rd percentile); All Senators (89th percentile).

Cosponsors who caucused with neither the Democratic nor Republican party do not count toward this statistic.


 

Was 10th most present in votes compared to All Senators (tied with 3 others)

Wicker missed 0.3% of votes (2 of 720 votes) in the 116th Congress. View Wicker’s Profile »

Compare to all Serving 10+ Years (11th percentile); All Senators (9th percentile).


 

Ranked the 12th top leader compared to All Senators

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 116th Congress is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Wicker’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Senate Republicans (88th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (80th percentile); All Senators (88th percentile).


 

Wrote the 13th most laws compared to All Senators (tied with 5 others)

Wicker introduced 7 bills that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in the 116th Congress. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law. View Enacted Bills »

Those bills were: S. 810: COASTAL Implementation Act of 2019; S. 910: National Sea Grant College Program ...; S. 914: Coordinated Ocean Observations and Research ...; S. 1269: Maritime SAFE Act; S. 1822: Broadband DATA Act; S. 2249: A bill to allow the ...; S. 3930: Maritime Administration Authorization and Improvement ...

Compare to all Senate Republicans (71st percentile); Serving 10+ Years (78th percentile); All Senators (82nd percentile).

The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively. We also exclude bills where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill.


 

Working with the House

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 15 of Wicker’s bills and resolutions had a companion bill in the House. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Those bills were: S. 70: Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home ...; S. 109: No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion ...; S. 1341: Safer Occupancy Furniture Flammability Act; S. 1965: Combating the Illicit Trade in ...; S. 1968: SPECTRUM NOW Act; S. 2028: Rural Jobs Act; S. 2483: TRAP Act; S. 3064: Ukraine Religious Freedom Support Act; S. 3717: Spectrum IT Modernization Act of ...; S. 3728: Critical Infrastructure Employee Protection Act ...; S. 4021: Accelerating Broadband Connectivity Act of ...; S. 4634: Air Carrier Worker Support Extension ...; S.Res. 224: A resolution supporting the goals ...; S.Res. 322: A resolution expressing support for ...; S.Res. 768: A resolution expressing support for ...

Compare to all Senate Republicans (69th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (48th percentile); All Senators (51st percentile).

Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.


 

Bills Cosponsored

Wicker cosponsored 302 bills and resolutions introduced by other Members of Congress. Cosponsorship shows a willingness to work with others to advance policy goals. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Senate Republicans (71st percentile); Serving 10+ Years (41st percentile); All Senators (39th percentile).


 

Joining Bipartisan Bills

Of the 302 bills that Wicker cosponsored, 33% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Republican. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Senate Republicans (67th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (74th percentile); All Senators (74th percentile).

Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.


Additional Notes

Leadership/Ideology: The leadership and ideology scores are not displayed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, or, for ideology, for Members of Congress that have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable leadership and ideology statistics.

Missing Bills: We exclude bills from some statistics where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill because the bill’s text was replaced in whole with unrelated provisions (i.e. it became a vehicle for passage of unrelated provisions).

Ranking Members (RkMembs): The chair of a committee is always selected from the political party that holds the most seats in the chamber, called the “majority party”. The “ranking member” (sometimes “RkMembs”) is the title given to the senior-most member of the committee not in the majority party.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores are Members of Congress whose first term (in the same chamber at the end of the 116th Congress) was the 116th Congress (freshmen) or 115th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.