Sen. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders [I]

Senator from Vermont

Elected Positions:

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

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

Issue Areas

Sanders sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (27%) Health (19%) Energy (10%) Labor and Employment (10%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Education (9%) Taxation (7%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2007 to Nov 2015, Sanders missed 89 of 2,805 roll call votes, which is 3.2%. 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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