Our unique analysis of the bills Obama sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2008. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Obama is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Obama sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Obama’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3506 (110th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase ...
- S.Con.Res. 96 (110th): A concurrent resolution commemorating Irena Sendler, a woman whose bravery saved the ...
- S. 3358 (110th): Improving Food-borne Illness Surveillance and Response Act of 2008
- S.Res. 628 (110th): A resolution expressing support for the designation of Disability Pride Day and ...
- S.Res. 600 (110th): A resolution commemorating the 44th anniversary of the deaths of civil rights ...
- S. 3142 (110th): Preventing Stillbirth and SUID Act of 2008
- S. 3077 (110th): Strengthening Transparency and Accountability in Federal Spending Act of 2008
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From Jan 2005 to Oct 2008, Obama missed 314 of 1,300 roll call votes, which is 24.2%. This is much worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 2008. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: