Senate Voting Records

Senators can file vote explanations in the Record, but very few do. Voting attendance in the Senate, like the House, is routinely very high, with the exception of some senators who run for other offices. This year, four senators (Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham and Rand Paul) are running for the Republican presidential nomination. A fifth, David Vitter, is running to be Louisiana’s governor. The figures here represent Senate votes only, not any previous House service.

Last updated on Oct. 31, 2015

Senator Votes
Since 2007
Missed Votes
Since 2007
% Missed
Since 2007
% Explained
Since 2007
% Missed 2015 2015 Rank
Marco Rubio, R-Fla. 1,438 176 12.2% 0.0% 33.8% 1
Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. 2,771 204 7.4% 0.0% 27.0% 2
Ted Cruz, R-Tex. 951 114 12.0% 0.0% 23.9% 3
Harry Reid, D-Nev. 2,771 69 2.5% 0.0% 19.1% 4
David Vitter, R-La. 2,771 214 7.7% 0.0% 14.7% 5
Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. 2,771 159 5.7% 0.0% 9.9% 6
Bill Nelson, D-Fla. 2,771 70 2.5% 0.0% 7.8% 7
Mike Lee, R-Utah 1,438 56 3.9% 0.0% 6.8% 8
Mark Kirk, R-Ill. 1,438 330 22.9% 8.7% 6.5% 9
Patrick J. Toomey, R-Pa. 1,437 49 3.4% 0.0% 6.1% 10
Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md. 2,771 114 4.1% 0.0% 4.8% 11
Rand Paul, R-Ky. 1,438 53 3.7% 0.0% 4.8% 11
Michael B. Enzi, R-Wyo. 2,771 65 2.3% 0.0% 4.4% 13
Jerry Moran, R-Kan. 1,438 105 7.3% 1.9% 4.1% 14
Roy Blunt, R-Mo. 1,438 63 4.4% 0.0% 4.1% 14
Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska 2,771 137 4.9% 0.0% 4.1% 14
Christopher A. Coons, D-Del. 1,470 27 1.8% 0.0% 4.1% 14
Bob Corker, R-Tenn. 2,771 51 1.8% 0.0% 3.8% 18
Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. 2,771 69 2.5% 0.0% 3.4% 19
Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. 2,771 108 3.9% 0.0% 3.4% 19
Bernard Sanders, I-Vt. 2,771 84 3.0% 0.0% 3.4% 19
Angus S. King, Jr., I-Me. 951 15 1.6% 0.0% 3.4% 19
Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. 951 32 3.4% 3.0% 3.4% 23
John McCain, R-Ariz. 2,771 501 18.1% 0.0% 3.1% 24
Daniel Sullivan, R-Alaska 294 8 2.7% 0.0% 2.7% 25
Edward J. Markey, D-Mass. 779 20 2.6% 2.1% 2.7% 25
Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. 2,771 93 3.4% 0.0% 2.7% 25
Mark R. Warner, D-Va. 2,115 67 3.2% 0.0% 2.7% 25
Al Franken, D-Minn. 1,897 12 0.6% 0.0% 2.4% 29
Richard C. Shelby, R-Ala. 2,771 25 0.9% 0.0% 2.0% 30
Tim Scott, R-S.C. 951 24 2.5% 0.0% 2.0% 30
Robert Menendez, D-N.J. 2,771 48 1.7% 0.0% 2.0% 30
Patty Murray, D-Wash. 2,771 58 2.1% 0.0% 1.7% 33
Joe Manchin, III, D-W.Va. 1,470 25 1.7% 0.0% 1.7% 33
Rob Portman, R-Ohio 1,438 25 1.7% 0.0% 1.7% 33
Mike Crapo, R-Idaho 2,771 54 1.9% 0.0% 1.7% 33
Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. 2,771 64 2.3% 0.0% 1.4% 37
Bill Cassidy, R-La. 294 5 1.7% 1.2% 1.4% 37
Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio 2,771 38 1.4% 0.0% 1.4% 37
Dean Heller, R-Nev. 1,372 49 3.6% 30.9% 1.4% 37
Gary Peters, D-Mich. 294 4 1.4% 30.7% 1.4% 37
Thomas R. Carper, D-Del. 2,771 20 0.7% 0.0% 1.4% 37
Daniel Coats, R-Ind. 1,438 24 1.7% 0.0% 1.4% 37
Tom Udall, D-N.M. 2,115 24 1.1% 21.7% 1.0% 44
Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii 970 53 5.5% 0.0% 1.0% 44
Tom Cotton, R-Ark. 294 3 1.0% 0.0% 1.0% 44
Pat Roberts, R-Kan. 2,771 123 4.4% 0.0% 1.0% 44
John Thune, R-S.D. 2,771 27 1.0% 0.0% 1.0% 44
John Boozman, R-Ark. 1,438 82 5.7% 25.9% 1.0% 44
Roger F. Wicker, R-Miss. 1,186 31 2.6% 0.0% 1.0% 44
Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich. 2,771 34 1.2% 0.0% 1.0% 44
Joe Donnelly, D-Ind. 951 6 0.6% 5.6% 1.0% 44
Cory A. Booker, D-N.J. 725 15 2.1% 0.0% 1.0% 44
John Hoeven, R-N.D. 1,438 18 1.3% 0.0% 0.7% 54
Richard Burr, R-N.C. 2,771 88 3.2% 0.0% 0.7% 54
James E. Risch, R-Idaho 2,115 33 1.6% 0.0% 0.7% 54
Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill. 2,771 19 0.7% 0.0% 0.7% 54
Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. 294 2 0.7% 0.0% 0.7% 54
Ron Wyden, D-Ore. 2,771 41 1.5% 0.0% 0.7% 54
Christopher Murphy, D-Conn. 951 6 0.6% 21.0% 0.7% 54
Ben Sasse, R-Neb. 294 2 0.7% 0.0% 0.7% 54
Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. 951 6 0.6% 60.8% 0.7% 54
James M. Inhofe, R-Okla. 2,771 167 6.0% 0.0% 0.7% 54
Johnny Isakson, R-Ga. 2,771 122 4.4% 0.0% 0.7% 54
Cory Gardner, R-Colo. 294 3 1.0% 0.0% 0.7% 54
Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H. 2,115 25 1.2% 0.0% 0.7% 54
Mike Rounds, R-S.D. 294 2 0.7% 0.0% 0.7% 54
Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y. 2,771 28 1.0% 0.0% 0.7% 54
Thad Cochran, R-Miss. 2,771 135 4.9% 0.0% 0.7% 54
Jeff Merkley, D-Ore. 2,115 21 1.0% 0.0% 0.7% 54
Tim Kaine, D-Va. 951 10 1.1% 0.0% 0.3% 71
Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. 2,771 21 0.8% 0.0% 0.3% 71
Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt. 2,771 36 1.3% 0.0% 0.3% 71
Jon Tester, D-Mont. 2,771 23 0.8% 0.0% 0.3% 71
Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H. 1,438 15 1.0% 0.0% 0.3% 71
Kirsten E. Gillibrand, D-N.Y. 1,904 111 5.8% 17.1% 0.3% 71
Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah 2,771 91 3.3% 0.0% 0.3% 71
Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. 1,438 17 1.2% 0.0% 0.3% 71
Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii 951 2 0.2% 10.0% 0.3% 71
John Cornyn, R-Tex. 2,771 67 2.4% 0.0% 0.3% 71
Robert P. Casey, Jr., D-Pa. 2,771 29 1.0% 0.0% 0.3% 71
David Perdue, R-Ga. 294 0 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100
Thom Tillis, R-N.C. 294 0 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100
Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa 2,771 0 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100
Maria Cantwell, D-Wash. 2,771 16 0.6% 0.0% 0.0% 100
Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis. 951 3 0.3% 49.0% 0.0% 100
Jack Reed, D-R.I. 2,771 16 0.6% 0.0% 0.0% 100
Michael F. Bennet, D-Colo. 2,104 14 0.7% 0.0% 0.0% 100
Deb Fischer, R-Neb. 951 0 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100
Ron Johnson, R-Wis. 1,438 20 1.4% 0.0% 0.0% 100
Susan M. Collins, R-Me. 2,771 0 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100
Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. 951 12 1.3% 0.0% 0.0% 100
Steve Daines, R-Mont. 294 0 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100
James Lankford, R-Okla. 294 0 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100
Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. 2,771 5 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 100
Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Md. 2,771 9 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 100
John Barrasso, R-Wyo. 2,545 16 0.6% 0.0% 0.0% 100
Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D. 951 15 1.6% 0.0% 0.0% 100
Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I. 2,771 27 1.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100
Joni Ernst, R-Iowa 294 0 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100