Read our 2016 Report Card for Coons.
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)
Chris Coons sits on the following committees:
- Vice Chairman, Senate Select Committee on Ethics
- Senate Committee on Appropriations
- Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Senate Committee on the Judiciary
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts
- Member, Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism
- Member, Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law
- Member, Subcommittee on the Constitution
- Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Coons was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- S. 2113 (114th): Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Act of 2015
- S. 1799 (113th): Victims of Child Abuse Act Reauthorization Act of 2013
- S. 1821 (112th): Temporary Bankruptcy Judgeships Extension Act of 2011
- S. 1808 (112th): A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to toll, during active-duty service abroad in the Armed Forces, the periods of time to file a petition ...
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Coons sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Coons’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 405: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and the Higher ...
- S. 399: A bill to establish the United States Chief Manufacturing Officer in the Executive ...
- S. 347: A bill to amend the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment ...
- S.Res. 18: A resolution reaffirming the United States-Argentina partnership and recognizing Argentina’s economic reforms.
- S. 3526 (114th): FAST Voting Act of 2016
- S.Res. 629 (114th): A resolution recognizing the 225th anniversary of Alexander Hamilton’s seminal Report on ...
- S.Res. 620 (114th): A resolution reaffirming the United States-Argentina partnership and recognizing Argentina’s economic reforms.
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On the Nomination PN51 and PN50: Nikki R. Haley, of South Carolina, to be the Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, with the ...
Jan 24, 2017. Nomination Confirmed 96/4.
H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
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 Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 24, 2015. Motion Agreed to 60/38.
This was the Senate's final vote on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. The House had ...
H.R. 1314: Trade Act of 2015
May 22, 2015. Bill Passed 62/37.
This vote turned what was a bill regarding administrative appeals of IRS determinations into the Trade Act of 2015, which included Trade Promotion Authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal as well as Trade Adjustment Assistance.
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
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 ...
From Nov 2010 to Feb 2017, Coons missed 43 of 1,768 roll call votes, which is 2.4%. This is worse than the median of 1.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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