Read our 2018 Report Card for Gardner.
Gardner 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 Gardner has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Nov 14, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Cory Gardner sits on the following committees:
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
- Chair, Subcommittee on Science, Oceans, Fisheries, and Weather
- Member, Subcommittee on Aviation and Space
- Member, Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet
- Member, Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
- Chair, Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy
- Member, Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism
- Member, Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues
- Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
- Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Gardner was the primary sponsor of 14 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 36: Crags, Colorado Land Exchange Act
- S. 35: Amache Study Act
- S. 2736 (115th): Asia Reassurance Initiative Act of 2018
- S. 2870: Amache Study Act
- S. 931 (115th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4910 Brighton Boulevard in Denver, Colorado, as the “George Sakato Post Office”.
- S. 190: Power And Security Systems (PASS) Act
- S. 286: Elkhorn Ranch and White River National Forest Conveyance Act
Does 14 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).
Gardner sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (22%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (20%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Health (10%) Taxation (10%) Energy (10%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (7%)
Some of Gardner’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S.Res. 424: A resolution recognizing the 100th anniversary of the Colorado Farm Bureau Federation and ...
- S. 2756: Philanthropic Facilitation Act
- S. 2743: A bill to establish the China Censorship Monitor and Action Group, and for ...
- S. 2686: Suspicious Order Identification Act of 2019
- S. 2661: National Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2019
- S. 2574: Promote Responsible Oversight and Targeted Employee background Check Transparency for Seniors Act
- S. 2532: Protecting Privacy in Our Homes Act
From Jan 2015 to Nov 2019, Gardner missed 17 of 1,457 roll call votes, which is 1.2%. This is on par with 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.
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