Sen. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders

Senator from Vermont


Junior Senator

Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
2007-2018 Senator Vermont
1991-2006 Representative Vermont's At-Large District

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2014 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Sanders 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). Sanders is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Bernard “Bernie” Sanders sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2007 to Feb 2015, Sanders missed 74 of 2,559 roll call votes, which is 2.9%. This is worse 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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Recent Legislative Activity