Sen. Daniel Coats

Senator from Indiana, Republican

Coats, a Republican, has been the senior senator from Indiana since Jan 5, 2011 (next election in 2016).

He was previously a senator from Indiana (1989-1998); and the representative for Indiana's 4th congressional district (1981-1988).

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2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Coats 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). Coats is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Daniel Coats sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Coats sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (27%) International Affairs (18%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Health (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1989 to Apr 2016, Coats missed 99 of 4,990 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with 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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