Duckworth is the junior senator from Illinois and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2017. Duckworth is next up for reelection in 2028 and serves until Jan 3, 2029. She is 55 years old.
She was previously the representative for Illinois’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 2013 to 2016.
Read our 2022 Report Card for Duckworth.
Duckworth 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 Duckworth has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Mar 21, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
Tammy Duckworth sits on the following committees:
Duckworth was the primary sponsor of 18 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 1541 (117th): Martha Wright-Reed Just and Reasonable Communications Act of 2022
- S. 4392 (117th): Reduce Our Military’s Reliance on Foreign Fuel Act
- S. 3635 (117th): Public Safety Officer Support Act of 2022
- S. 3753 (117th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 301 East Congress Parkway in Crystal Lake, Illinois, as the “Ryan J. Cummings …
- S. 796 (117th): Protecting Moms Who Served Act of 2021
- S. 1814 (117th): Women Who Worked on the Home Front World War II Memorial Act
- S. 914 (117th): Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021
Does 18 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).
Duckworth sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (23%) Health (19%) Environmental Protection (12%) Commerce (11%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) Immigration (7%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Duckworth recently introduced the following legislation:
- S.Res. 103: A resolution recognizing Girl Scouts of the United States of America on its …
- S.Res. 90: A resolution recognizing the significance of endometriosis as an unmet chronic disease for …
- S. 562: Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley and Roberts Temple National Historic Site Act
- S. 497: Military Family Nutrition Access Act of 2023
- S. 400: Prioritizing Accountability and Accessibility for Aviation Consumers Act of 2023
- S. 355: Federal Price Gouging Prevention Act
- S. 384: Springfield 1908 Race Riot National Monument Act
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2017 to Mar 2023, Duckworth missed 120 of 2,325 roll call votes, which is 5.2%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% 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.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|2013 Jan-Mar (House)||89||0||0.0%||0th|
|2013 Apr-Jun (House)||215||4||1.9%||50th|
|2013 Jul-Sep (House)||200||2||1.0%||41st|
|2013 Oct-Dec (House)||137||7||5.1%||76th|
|2014 Jan-Mar (House)||148||11||7.4%||86th|
|2014 Apr-Jun (House)||219||5||2.3%||60th|
|2014 Jul-Sep (House)||147||0||0.0%||0th|
|2014 Nov-Dec (House)||49||49||100.0%||99th|
|2015 Jan-Mar (House)||144||78||54.2%||99th|
|2015 Apr-Jun (House)||244||2||0.8%||41st|
|2015 Jul-Sep (House)||139||1||0.7%||33rd|
|2015 Oct-Dec (House)||177||0||0.0%||0th|
|2016 Jan-Mar (House)||137||25||18.2%||94th|
|2016 Apr-Jun (House)||204||13||6.4%||82nd|
|2016 Jul-Sep (House)||232||36||15.5%||96th|
|2016 Nov-Dec (House)||48||7||14.6%||96th|
|2017 Jan-Mar (Senate)||101||0||0.0%||0th|
|2017 Apr-Jun (Senate)||54||1||1.9%||67th|
|2017 Jul-Sep (Senate)||53||1||1.9%||70th|
|2017 Oct-Dec (Senate)||117||2||1.7%||75th|
|2018 Jan-Mar (Senate)||63||1||1.6%||65th|
|2018 Apr-Jun (Senate)||80||71||88.8%||99th|
|2018 Jul-Sep (Senate)||75||1||1.3%||50th|
|2018 Oct-Dec (Senate)||56||0||0.0%||0th|
|2019 Jan-Mar (Senate)||54||2||3.7%||68th|
|2019 Apr-Jun (Senate)||135||5||3.7%||73rd|
|2019 Jul-Sep (Senate)||124||8||6.5%||78th|
|2019 Oct-Dec (Senate)||115||5||4.3%||80th|
|2020 Jan-Mar (Senate)||80||0||0.0%||0th|
|2020 May-Jun (Senate)||48||0||0.0%||0th|
|2020 Jul-Sep (Senate)||71||2||2.8%||66th|
|2020 Oct-Dec (Senate)||90||0||0.0%||0th|
|2021 Jan-Jan 116th Congress (Senate)||2||0||0.0%||0th|
|2021 Jan-Mar (Senate)||142||0||0.0%||0th|
|2021 Apr-Jun (Senate)||110||1||0.9%||42nd|
|2021 Jul-Sep (Senate)||150||0||0.0%||0th|
|2021 Oct-Dec (Senate)||126||1||0.8%||32nd|
|2022 Jan-Mar (Senate)||125||3||2.4%||55th|
|2022 Apr-Jun (Senate)||117||0||0.0%||0th|
|2022 Jul-Sep (Senate)||110||7||6.4%||84th|
|2022 Nov-Dec (Senate)||69||8||11.6%||89th|
|2023 Feb-Mar (Senate)||58||1||1.7%||61st|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills