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.
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 Jan 22, 2021. 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
- 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 (24%) Crime and Law Enforcement (17%) Taxation (13%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Education (10%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (9%) Environmental Protection (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%)
Some of Booker’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S.Res. 14: A resolution designating January 23, 2021, as “Maternal Health Awareness Day”.
- S.Res. 808 (116th): A resolution congratulating the National Urban League on 110 years of service ...
- S. 5062: A bill to protect the rights of college athletes and to establish the ...
- S. 5033 (116th): Satisfactory Academic Progress Reset and Reform Act
- S. 5023 (116th): Ending Administrative Garnishment Act of 2020
- S. 5013 (116th): National Civilian Medals Improvement Act
- S.Res. 800 (116th): A resolution congratulating the National Urban League on 110 years of service ...
From Oct 2013 to Jan 2021, Booker missed 339 of 2,257 roll call votes, which is 15.0%. 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.
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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