Booker is the junior senator from New Jersey and is a Democrat. He has served since Oct 31, 2013. Booker is next up for reelection in 2020.
Booker is running for President of the United States. We’re tracking the legislative records of the candidates who served in office:
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Read our 2018 Report Card for Booker.
Booker is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate 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 Booker has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Jun 13, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Cory Booker sits on the following committees:
Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight
- Member, Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety
- Member, Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development
- Member, Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy
- Senate Committee on the Judiciary
- Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Booker was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- S. 3016: Action for Dental Health Act of 2018
- S. 3167: 9/11 Memorial Act
- S. 3493 (114th): A bill to revise the boundaries of certain John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System units in New Jersey.
- S. 2908 (114th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1265 Hurffville Road in Deptford Township, New Jersey, as the “First Lieutenant Salvatore ...
- S. 1090 (114th): Emergency Information Improvement Act of 2015
- S. 994 (114th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1 Walter Hammond Place in Waldwick, New Jersey, as the “Staff Sergeant Joseph ...
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).
Booker sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (23%) Crime and Law Enforcement (16%) Taxation (16%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (8%) Education (8%) Transportation and Public Works (7%) Animals (6%)
Some of Booker’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 1866: A bill to better support our early childhood educators and elementary school and ...
- S. 1787: A bill to require the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to implement a ...
- S.Res. 235: A resolution designating June 12, 2019, as “Women Veterans Appreciation Day”.
- S. 1673: Gold Star Families National Monument Extension Act
- S. 1689: A bill to permit States to transfer certain funds from the clean water ...
- S. 1596: Food and Agribusiness Merger Moratorium and Antitrust Review Act of 2019
- S. 1595: Stop Overdraft Profiteering Act of 2019
From Oct 2013 to Jun 2019, Booker missed 106 of 1,698 roll call votes, which is 6.2%. This is much worse than the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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