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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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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Coons for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Chris Coons sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Coons sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (23%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (17%) Science, Technology, Communications (12%) Taxation (11%) Animals (11%) Education (10%) Energy (9%) Commerce (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Coons’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed.
Yea H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 24, 2015. Motion Agreed to.
Yea H.R. 1314: Trade Act of 2015
May 22, 2015. Bill Passed.

Missed Votes

From Nov 2010 to Sep 2016, Coons missed 33 of 1,684 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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