David Haley is a Democratic member of the Kansas Senate, representing the 4th District since 2001. From 1995 to 2001, he was a Kansas Representative. He ran unsuccessfully for Kansas Secretary of State in 2002 and 2006.
He is the son of politician George W. Haley and nephew of Pulitzer Prize winner Alex Haley.
Where David Haley stands on some of the issues (according to his website):
- Fiscally conservative
- Stronger penalties for animal cruelty
- Campaign finance reform
See also: Sen. Haley on the issues from Project Vote Smart
In addition to being a member of the Kansas Sentencing Commission, Haley serves on these legislative committees:
- Public Health and Welfare
- Joint Committee on Children's Issues
- Joint Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice Oversight
- Joint Committee on Health Policy Oversight
- Joint Committee on State-Tribal Relations
In 2010 Haley's proposed legislation included:
- Two bills relating to crime and punishment
- A bill requiring a paper trail for electronic voting
- A bill proposing the President be elected by popular vote
- A bill to abolish the death penalty, which died after a 20-20 tied vote in the Senate in 2010.
The top contributors to Haley's 2008 campaign, according to the National Institute on Money in State Politics:
- Senate Democratic Committee of Kansas, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Kansans for Lifesaving Cures, Pipefitters Local Union 533, Deffenbaugh Industries, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee of Kansas, Kansas Contractors Association, Carpenters District Council of Kansas City
His largest donor groups were from energy/natural resources companies and political parties.
Read our 2017 Report Card for Roberts.
Roberts 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 Roberts has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
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Pat Roberts sits on the following committees:
- Chair, Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Nutrition, Agricultural Research, and Specialty Crops
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy
- Joint Committee on the Library
- Joint Committee on Printing
- Senate Committee on Finance
- Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
- Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
- Senate Select Committee on Ethics
Roberts was the primary sponsor of 18 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
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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 about one third or more 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).
Roberts sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (33%)Taxation (18%)Agriculture and Food (15%)Government Operations and Politics (12%)Finance and Financial Sector (6%)Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%)Transportation and Public Works (6%)Education (4%)
Some of Roberts’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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|Roberts’s Vote||Vote Description|
|Yea||H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017|
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
|Yea||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 ...
|Yea||H.R. 1314: Trade Act of 2015|
Oct 30, 2015. Motion Agreed to 64/35.
This vote was on the bill in its final form as the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015.
|Yea||H.R. 5771 (113th): Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014|
Dec 16, 2014. Bill Passed 76/16.
|Nay||H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015|
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
|Yea||S. 3240 (112th): Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012|
Jun 21, 2012. Bill Passed 64/35.
|Yea||S. 1789 (112th): 21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012|
Apr 25, 2012. Bill Passed 62/37.
|Yea||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 ...
From Jan 1997 to Mar 2018, Roberts missed 182 of 6,610 roll call votes, which is 2.8%. This is worse than the median of 1.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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Pat Roberts is pronounced:
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