Sen. Blanche Lincoln

Former Senator from Arkansas, Democrat

Lincoln, a Democrat, was a senator from Arkansas from 1999 to 2010.

She was previously the representative for Arkansas's 1st congressional district (1993-1996).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Lincoln sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2010. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Lincoln is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Lincoln was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Lincoln sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (23%) Health (13%) Social Welfare (13%) Commerce (12%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Labor and Employment (9%) Education (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Lincoln’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 4853 (111th): Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
Dec 15, 2010. Motion Agreed to 81/19.
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010, also known as the 2010 Tax Relief Act), was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010, and signed into ...
Nay H.Con.Res. 321 (111th): Providing for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives and a conditional recess or adjournment of ...
Sep 29, 2010. Resolution Agreed to 54/39.
Yea On the Nomination PN959: Ben S. Bernanke, of New Jersey, to be Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for a term of four ...
Jan 28, 2010. Nomination Confirmed 70/30.
Nay On the Nomination PN323: Cass R. Sunstein, of Massachusetts, to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget
Sep 10, 2009. Nomination Confirmed 57/40.
Yea On the Nomination PN64-6: Timothy F. Geithner, of New York, to be Secretary of the Treasury
Jan 26, 2009. Nomination Confirmed 60/34.
Yea S.J.Res. 5 (111th): A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of obligations under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.
Jan 15, 2009. Joint Resolution Defeated 42/52.
Nay H.R. 3121 (110th): Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act of 2007
May 13, 2008. Bill Passed 92/6.
Yea On the Nomination PN177: Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., in the Army, to be General
Feb 8, 2007. Nomination Confirmed 83/14.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1999 to Dec 2010, Lincoln missed 77 of 3,978 roll call votes, which is 1.9%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2010. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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