Sen. Benjamin Cardin

Senator from Maryland


Junior Senator

Elected Positions

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

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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

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2007 to Apr 2015, Cardin missed 9 of 2,661 roll call votes, which is 0.3%. This is better than the median of 1.5% 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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Recent Legislative Activity


S. 1079: A bill to amend titles XI and XVIII of the Social Security Act and title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to improve coverage for colorectal screening tests under Medicare and private health insurance coverage, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD]

This bill was referred to the Senate Committee on Finance which will consider it before sending it to the Senate floor for consideration.

Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD] is a member of the committee.

Apr 23, 2015