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Sen. Tommy Tuberville

Senator for Alabama

pronounced TAH-mee // TUH-ber-vil


Tuberville is the senior senator from Alabama and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2021. Tuberville is next up for reelection in 2026 and serves until Jan 3, 2027. He is 68 years old.

Elections must be decided by counting votes

Our work to hold Congress accountable only matters if elections are decided by counting votes. President Trump, his senior government advisors, and Republican legislators collaborated to have the 2020 presidential election decided instead by incumbent politicians running in the very same election. Their attempts to suppress entire state-certified vote counts without adjudication in the courts and using a disinformation campaign of lies and conspiracy theories was a months-long, multifarious attempted coup.


Tuberville was among the Republican legislators who participated in the attempted coup. In the days leading up to January 6, 2021’s congressional certification of the election, Tuberville announced his intent to object to the inclusion of some states from the certification, which would have disenfranchised millions of voters and amplified lies, conspiracy theories, and preposterous legal theories about purported fraud. On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the violent insurrection at the Capitol, Tuberville voted to reject the state-certified election results of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania (states narrowly won by Democrats), which could have changed the outcome of the election. These legislators have generally changed their story after their vote, claiming it was merely a protest and not intended to change the outcome of the election as they clearly sought prior to the vote. The January 6, 2021 violent insurrection at the Capitol, led on the front lines by militant white supremacy groups, attempted to prevent President-elect Joe Biden from taking office by disrupting Congress’s count of electors.

Misconduct

In July 2021, Sen. Tuberville was accused of violating the STOCK Act by failing to meet a financial disclosure deadline.

Jul. 27, 2021 CNBC reported the accusation.
Photo of Sen. Tommy Tuberville [R-AL]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2022 Report Card for Tuberville.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Tuberville 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 Tuberville has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Mar 28, 2023. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Tommy Tuberville sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Tuberville was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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Does 1 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Tuberville sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (43%) Law (14%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (14%) Labor and Employment (14%) Immigration (14%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Tuberville recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Tuberville voted Nay

Motion Agreed to 86/11 on Aug 2, 2022.

The Honoring our PACT Act of 2022 began as H.R. 3967 which passed the House on March 3 and passed the Senate on June 16, …

Tuberville voted Nay

Tuberville voted Nay

Tuberville voted Nay

Tuberville voted Nay

Resolution Agreed to 89/11 on Feb 9, 2021.

This was a Senate Resolution on procedures for the trial of the former President. It needed only a simple majority to pass, but received 87 …

Tuberville voted Yea

Bill Passed 69/27 on Jan 21, 2021.

This was a vote to waive the seven-year waiting period for former military to serve in the civilian position of Defense Secretary. Nominee Lloyd Austin …

Missed Votes

From Jan 2021 to Mar 2023, Tuberville missed 22 of 1,024 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is on par with 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.

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Primary Sources

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