Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D]

Senator from Maryland

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
2007-2018 Senator Maryland
1987-2006 Representative Maryland's 3rd District

2014 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

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)

Committee Membership

Benjamin Cardin sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Cardin sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (24%) Health (18%) Taxation (16%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (8%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (6%) Government Operations and Politics (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2007 to Nov 2015, Cardin missed 9 of 2,805 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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Primary Sources

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