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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- Health and Criminal Justice legislation introduced by the candidates [updated May 1, 2019]
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Read our 2019 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 Mar 26, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Cory Booker sits on the following committees:
Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
- Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight subcommittee Ranking Member
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
- Africa and Global Health Policy subcommittee Ranking Member
- State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development subcommittee Ranking Member
- Senate Committee on the Judiciary
- Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Booker was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 1689: 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 in ...
- S. 1100: A bill to institute a program for the disclosure of taxpayer information for third-party income verification through the Internet.
- S. 387: Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act of 2019
- 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 ...
Does 9 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 (22%) Crime and Law Enforcement (17%) Taxation (15%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Education (11%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (8%) Environmental Protection (7%) Immigration (7%)
Some of Booker’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3579: A bill to require the release of certain individuals in the custody of ...
- S. 3566: A bill to prohibit depository institutions from assessing overdraft and non-sufficient fund fees ...
- S. 3482: Emergency U.I. Solutions Act of 2020
- S. 3483: Scale-Up Manufacturing Investment Company Act of 2020
- S. 3442: Care for COVID-19 Act
- S. 3405: DIPLOMA Act
- S.Res. 516: A resolution celebrating Black History Month.
From Oct 2013 to Mar 2020, Booker missed 336 of 2,041 roll call votes, which is 16.5%. This is much worse than the median of 1.4% 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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