Sen. Carl Levin

Former Senator from Michigan, Democrat

Levin, a Democrat, was a senator from Michigan from 1979 to 2014.



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2014. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Levin is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2014 Statistics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Levin for more statistics.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Levin sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (36%) Private Legislation (21%) Armed Forces and National Security (16%) Taxation (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Feb 1979 to Dec 2014, Levin missed 170 of 12,785 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is better than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2014. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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