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Sen. Bob Corker

Former Senator for Tennessee

pronounced bob // KAWR-ker

Corker was a senator from Tennessee and was a Republican. He served from 2007 to 2018.

Photo of Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN, 2007-2018]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Corker.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Corker is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2019 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 Corker sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

FreedomWorks: 95% Americans for Prosperity: 88% United States Chamber of Commerce: 80% The Club for Growth: 75% NumbersUSA: 56% NIAC Action: D The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: D American Civil Liberties Union: 14% League of Conservation Voters: 7% Human Rights Campaign: 0%

Enacted Legislation

Corker was the primary sponsor of 12 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 12 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

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 at least about half 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

Corker sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (90%) Armed Forces and National Security (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Corker voted Nay

Bill Passed 51/49 on Dec 2, 2017.

## Update \#4 --- Dec. 17, 2017 House and Senate Republicans have come to an agreement on the tax bill, H.R. 1, which they intend ...

Corker voted Nay

Joint Resolution Passed 50/49 on May 3, 2017.

H.J.Res. 66 disapproves and nullifies the rule issued by the Department of Labor on August 30, 2016, establishing a “safe harbor” from the Employee Retirement ...

Corker voted Nay

Joint Resolution Passed 50/49 on Mar 30, 2017.

H.J.Res. 67 disapproves and nullifies the rule issued by the Department of Labor on August 30, 2016, establishing a “safe harbor” from the Employee Retirement ...

Corker voted Nay

Motion Agreed to 63/36 on Dec 9, 2016.

The Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017 (H.R. 2028) is a continuing resolution that extended fiscal year 2017 funding for the United States ...

Corker voted Nay

Bill Passed 72/26 on Sep 28, 2016.

The Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act (H.R. 5325) is an appropriations ...

Corker voted Nay

Conference Report Agreed to 83/16 on Dec 3, 2015.

H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the ...

Corker voted Nay

Bill Passed 65/34 on Jul 30, 2015.

This vote turned H.R 22, originally the Hire More Heroes Act, into the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision ...

Corker voted Yea

Joint Resolution Passed 78/22 on Sep 18, 2014.

Corker voted Yea

Motion Agreed to 81/19 on Dec 15, 2010.

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 ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2007 to Dec 2018, Corker missed 79 of 3,597 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. This is on par with the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2018. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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