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 and serves until Jan 3, 2021 unless re-elected.
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 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 Sep 16, 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 (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.
- 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 (18%) Taxation (14%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Education (11%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (7%) Immigration (7%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%)
Some of Booker’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 4617: A bill to provide supplemental appropriations for the cleanup of legacy pollution, including ...
- S. 4546: A bill to provide for the prompt payment of United States assessed contributions ...
- S. 4480: Advanced Coursework Equity Act
- S. 4482: Strengthening Reporting of Actions Taken Against the Normalization of Relations with Israel Act ...
- S. 4471: Tenant Protection Act
- S. 4338: Safe Line Speeds During COVID-19 Act of 2020
- S. 4140: Local FARM Act of 2020
From Oct 2013 to Sep 2020, Booker missed 338 of 2,144 roll call votes, which is 15.8%. This is much worse than the median of 1.7% 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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