Obama was a far-left Democrat according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Obama’s time serving in the Senate. Obama’s bills had a total of 442 cosponsors in the 110th Congress.
Use this chart to compare Obama to other members of the Senate in the 110th Congress on leadership and ideology.
This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See analysis methodology.
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 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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