Sen. Saxby Chambliss

Former Senator from Georgia, Republican

Chambliss, a Republican, was a senator from Georgia from 2003 to 2014.

He was previously the representative for Georgia's 8th congressional district (1995-2002).

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Chambliss.

Sponsorship Analysis

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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2014. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Chambliss is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Chambliss was the primary sponsor of 9 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

Chambliss sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Immigration (14%) Water Resources Development (14%) Health (14%) Taxation (14%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%) Finance and Financial Sector (14%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (14%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Chambliss’s Vote Vote Description
Not Voting H.R. 5771 (113th): Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014
Dec 16, 2014. Bill Passed 76/16.
Yea H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
Yea H.R. 4302 (113th): Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014
Mar 31, 2014. Bill Passed 64/35.
Section 212 of this bill pushed back the deadline to implement the ICD-10 code set to October 1, 2015. The Cutting Costly Codes Act of 2013, which would prevent ICD-10 from being implemented at all without further Congressional approval, has been introduced in House and ...
Yea On the Nomination PN509: Katherine Archuleta, of Colorado, to be Director of the Office of Personnel Management for a term of four years
Oct 30, 2013. Nomination Confirmed 62/35.
Yea S. 1619 (112th): Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act of 2011
Oct 11, 2011. Bill Passed 63/35.
Yea H.R. 4853 (111th): Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
Dec 15, 2010. Motion Agreed to 81/19.
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010), also known as the 2010 Tax Relief Act, was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010, and signed into ...
Nay On the Nomination PN64-6: Timothy F. Geithner, of New York, to be Secretary of the Treasury
Jan 26, 2009. Nomination Confirmed 60/34.
Nay On the Nomination PN177: Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., in the Army, to be General
Feb 8, 2007. Nomination Confirmed 83/14.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2003 to Dec 2014, Chambliss missed 174 of 3,816 roll call votes, which is 4.6%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2014. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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