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Sen. Blanche Lincoln

Former Senator for Arkansas

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).

Photo of Sen. Blanche Lincoln [D-AR, 1999-2010]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Lincoln is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2010 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Lincoln sponsored and cosponsored. See full 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 one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

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 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 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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: