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Our unique analysis of the bills Cardin has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Cardin is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Benjamin Cardin sits on the following committees:
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues
- Member, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy
- Member, Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism
- Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
- Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
- Senate Committee on Finance
- Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Cardin sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (26%) Health (19%) Taxation (18%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Environmental Protection (7%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (7%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (6%)
Some of Cardin’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2865: A bill to promote stability and security in the Asia-Pacific maritime domains, and ...
- S. 2821: Testing, Removal, and Updated Evaluations of Lead Everywhere in America for Dramatic Enhancements ...
- S.Res. 432: A resolution supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia.
- S. 2655: Historic Tax Credit Improvement Act of 2015
- S.Res. 386: A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the United States should ...
- S. 2629: Global Development Lab Act of 2016
- S. 2587: CLEAR Act
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From Jan 2007 to Apr 2016, Cardin missed 9 of 2,900 roll call votes, which is 0.3%. This is better than the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. 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:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- THOMAS, for sponsored bills