Murkowski is the senior senator from Alaska and is a Republican. She has served since Jan 7, 2003. Murkowski is next up for reelection in 2022.
Read our 2017 Report Card for Murkowski.
Murkowski is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Murkowski has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
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Lisa Murkowski sits on the following committees:
- Chair, Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Senate Committee on Appropriations
- Chair, Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Department of Defense
- Member, Subcommittee on Department of Homeland Security
- Member, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
- Member, Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
- Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
- Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
Murkowski was the primary sponsor of 23 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 2503: Department of Energy Research and Innovation Act
- S. 2325: Northern Mariana Islands U.S. Workforce Act
- S. 214: A bill to authorize the expansion of an existing hydroelectric project.
- S. 91: Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act of 2017
- S. 230 (114th): A bill to provide for the conveyance of certain property to the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation located in Bethel, Alaska.
- S. 1645 (114th): Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
- S. 1334 (114th): Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Enforcement Act of 2015
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).
Murkowski sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Murkowski’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3740: A bill to establish a congressionally chartered seaway development corporation in the Arctic, ...
- S. 3739: A bill to amend the Arctic Research and Policy Act of 1984 to ...
- S. 3673: Department of Energy Quantum Information Science Research Act
- S. 3422: Nuclear Energy Leadership Act
- S.Res. 608: A resolution designating August 16, 2018, as “National Airborne Day”.
- S. 3080: Food Security, Housing, and Sanitation Improvements in Rural, Remote, and Frontier Areas Act ...
- S. 3073: Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019
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H.R. 2: Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018
Dec 11, 2018. Conference Report Agreed to 87/13.
See the Congressional Research Service's 122-page summary of the bill. * * * H.R. 2 amends and extends major programs for income support, food and nutrition, land conservation, trade promotion, rural development, research, forestry, horticulture, and other miscellaneous programs administered by the Department of Agriculture ...
S. 89: A bill to amend title 46, United States Code, to exempt old vessels that only operate within inland waterways from the fire-retardant materials requirement if the ...
Apr 3, 2017. Bill Passed 85/12.
H.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating ...
Mar 30, 2017. Joint Resolution Passed 51/50.
Joe Biden never got the opportunity to break a single 50-50 Senate tie in eight years as vice president. Mike Pence has already broken two. One from last month has since become law: a measure allowing states to withhold federal Planned Parenthood funding. (The other ...
H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
The Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act (H.R. 5325) is an appropriations bill which extended funding at the previous year's levels up to December 9, 2016 (10 weeks). After this, a continuing ...
H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
S.J.Res. 8: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the ...
Mar 4, 2015. Joint Resolution Passed 53/46.
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
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 ...
H.R. 6124 (110th): Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008
Jun 18, 2008. Veto Overridden 80/14.
H.R. 6124 (110th): Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008
Jun 5, 2008. Bill Passed 77/15.
H.R. 2419 (110th): Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008
May 22, 2008. Veto Overridden 82/13.
The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub.L. 110–234, H.R. 2419, 122 Stat. 923, enacted May 22, 2008, also known as the 2008 U.S. Farm Bill) was a $288 billion, five-year agricultural policy bill that was passed into law by the United States Congress ...
From Jan 2003 to Dec 2018, Murkowski missed 226 of 4,909 roll call votes, which is 4.6%. This is much worse than the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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