Sen. Cory Gardner

Senator from Colorado, Republican

Gardner, a Republican, has been the junior senator from Colorado since Jan 6, 2015 (next election in 2020).

He was previously the representative for Colorado's 4th congressional district (2011-2014).

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2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Gardner has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Gardner is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Cory Gardner sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Gardner sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (22%) Energy (18%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (16%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Health (10%) International Affairs (10%) Government Operations and Politics (6%) Environmental Protection (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2015 to Apr 2016, Gardner missed 10 of 404 roll call votes, which is 2.5%. This is worse than the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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