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 Mar 26, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Cory Gardner sits on the following committees:
Gardner was the primary sponsor of 16 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 1678: Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative (TAIPEI) Act of 2019
- S. 36: Crags, Colorado Land Exchange Act
- S. 35: Amache Study Act
- S. 38: Endangered Fish Recovery Programs Extension Act of 2019
- 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”.
Does 16 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 (23%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (22%) Taxation (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Health (9%) Energy (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (6%)
Some of Gardner’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S.Res. 542: A resolution commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau concentration ...
- S. 3422: Great American Outdoors Act
- S.Res. 514: A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that Donald Stratton be remembered ...
- S.Res. 510: A resolution commending the people of Taiwan on holding free and fair democratic ...
- S. 3331: Rocky Mountain National Park Boundary Modification and Land Exchange Act
- S. 3320: Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Additions Act
- S. 3261: Homecare for Seniors Act
From Jan 2015 to Mar 2020, Gardner missed 23 of 1,609 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is on par with 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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