Sen. Benjamin Cardin


Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
2007-2019 Senator,
1987-2006 Representative,
Maryland's 3rd District

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Sponsorship Analysis

Cardin is a moderate Democratic leader according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship. Cardin’s bills have had a total of 320 cosponsors in the 113th Congress.

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Committee Membership

Benjamin Cardin sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Some of Cardin’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 2007 to Apr 2014, Cardin missed 7 of 2,237 roll call votes, which is 0.3%. This is better than the median of 1.8% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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