Read our 2019 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 Jan 21, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Cory Gardner sits on the following committees:
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 (21%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Taxation (11%) Health (10%) Energy (10%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (7%)
Some of Gardner’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3136: Small Business Start-up Savings Accounts Act of 2019
- S. 3097: A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide an exception ...
- S. 3081: Cambodia Democracy Act of 2019
- S. 3068: Rocky Mountain National Park Boundary Modification Act
- S. 3069: Rocky Mountain National Park Ownership Correction Act
- S.Res. 424: A resolution recognizing the 100th anniversary of the Colorado Farm Bureau Federation and ...
- S. 2756: Philanthropic Facilitation Act
From Jan 2015 to Jan 2020, Gardner missed 17 of 1,555 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better 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.
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