Vote — Feb 11, 2016 1:43 p.m.
Nomination Confirmed 93/0
Sen. Sanders [I-VT]: Not Voting
Senator from Vermont, Independent
Sanders, an Independent, has been a senator from Vermont since Jan 4, 2007 (next election in 2018).
He was previously the representative for Vermont's at-large district (1991-2006).
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)
Bernard “Bernie” Sanders sits on the following committees:
Sanders sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Sanders’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jan 2007 to Feb 2016, Sanders missed 121 of 2,855 roll call votes, which is 4.2%. This is much worse 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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