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).



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)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Lincoln sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (23%) Social Welfare (13%) Health (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

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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