Sen. Chris Coons

Senator from Delaware, Democrat

Coons, a Democrat, has been the junior senator from Delaware since Nov 15, 2010 (next election in 2020).

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2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

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

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

Committee Membership

Chris Coons sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Coons sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (24%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (17%) Science, Technology, Communications (13%) Taxation (11%) Animals (11%) Education (9%) Energy (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Nov 2010 to Jun 2016, Coons missed 29 of 1,643 roll call votes, which is 1.8%. This is on par with the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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