Vote — Feb 9, 2016 2:18 p.m.
Nomination Confirmed 90/0
Sen. Cardin [D-MD]: Yea
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Senator from Maryland, Democrat
Cardin, a Democrat, has been a senator from Maryland since Jan 4, 2007 (next election in 2018).
He was previously the representative for Maryland's 3rd congressional district (1987-2006).
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:
Cardin sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (23%) Health (19%) Taxation (17%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (7%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (6%) Water Resources Development (5%)
Some of Cardin’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jan 2007 to Feb 2016, Cardin missed 9 of 2,853 roll call votes, which is 0.3%. This is better than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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