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 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
She was previously the representative for Illinois’s 8th congressional district as a Democrat from 2013 to 2016.
Read our 2020 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, 2017 to Jun 17, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Tammy Duckworth sits on the following committees:
Duckworth was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 1014 (116th): Route 66 Centennial Commission Act
- S. 2638 (116th): Friendly Airports for Mothers Improvement Act
- S. 3903 (116th): ELITE Act of 2020
- S. 3474 (116th): Women Who Worked on the Home Front World War II Memorial Act
- S. 298 (116th): Springfield Race Riot National Historic Monument Act
- S. 1739 (116th): Department of Energy National Labs Jobs ACCESS Act
- S. 2679 (116th): Citizenship for Children of Military Members and Civil Servants Act
Does 11 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%) Environmental Protection (17%) Health (15%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%) Immigration (8%) Energy (8%)
Some of Duckworth’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2051: A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide ...
- S. 2042: A bill to reauthorize the Interagency Committee on Women’s Business Enterprise, and for ...
- S. 1915: A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary ...
- S.Res. 249: A resolution honoring women in the United States for their service in World ...
- S. 1859: A bill to amend title 37, United States Code, to require the Secretary ...
- S. 1814: Women Who Worked on the Home Front World War II Memorial Act
- S. 1779: Veterans Preventive Health Coverage Fairness Act
From Jan 2017 to Jun 2021, Duckworth missed 100 of 1,559 roll call votes, which is 6.4%. This is much worse than the median of 1.6% 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 and major life events.
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