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 2026 and serves until Jan 3, 2027.
Read our 2020 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 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 3, 2017 to Jun 21, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
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Cory Booker sits on the following committees:
Booker was the primary sponsor of 10 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 3482 (116th): Emergency U.I. Solutions Act of 2020
- S. 1689 (116th): A bill to permit States to transfer certain funds from the clean water revolving fund of a State to the drinking water revolving fund of the State ...
- S. 1100 (116th): A bill to institute a program for the disclosure of taxpayer information for third-party income verification through the Internet.
- S. 387 (116th): Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act of 2019
- S. 3016 (115th): Action for Dental Health Act of 2018
- S. 3167 (115th): 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.
Does 10 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (12%) Education (11%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Taxation (11%) Agriculture and Food (8%) International Affairs (8%)
Some of Booker’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2183: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reinstate the ...
- S.Res. 267: A resolution designating June 12, 2021, as “Women Veterans Appreciation Day”.
- S. 1980: A bill to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to track the distribution of ...
- S. 1938: A bill to extend the authority for the establishment of a commemorative work ...
- S. 1936: A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for extensions ...
- S. 1935: A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for an ...
- S. 1937: A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a pilot ...
From Oct 2013 to Jun 2021, Booker missed 351 of 2,498 roll call votes, which is 14.1%. This is much worse than the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events. Legislators running for president or vice president typically miss votes while on the campaign trail — that’s normal. See our analysis of presidential candidates’ missed votes.
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