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Sen. Cory Booker

Senator for New Jersey

pronounced KOR-ee // BUU-ker

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:

Photo of Sen. Cory Booker [D-NJ]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Booker.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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

Committee Membership

Cory Booker sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Booker was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

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%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Booker voted Nay

Conference Report Agreed to 83/16 on Feb 14, 2019.

This bill, in its final form, funded the parts of the federal government whose funding was to lapse on February 15, 2019. On December 22, ...

Booker voted Nay

Motion Agreed to 71/28 on Feb 9, 2018.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of funding for the federal government through March 23, 2018, to avert a government shutdown that would have ...

Booker voted Nay

Booker voted Nay

Booker voted Nay

Bill Passed 72/26 on Sep 28, 2016.

The Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act (H.R. 5325) is an appropriations ...

Booker voted Yea

Conference Report Agreed to 83/16 on Dec 3, 2015.

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 ...

Booker voted Nay

Bill Passed 81/17 on Jul 16, 2015.

The Every Child Achieves Act is a bipartisan educational policy reform bill that would expand state responsibility over schools, provide grants to charter schools, and ...

Booker voted Yea

Joint Resolution Passed 78/22 on Sep 18, 2014.

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

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